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NSW Syllabuses

English Standard Stage 6 - Year 12 - Objective D Outcome 7


A student:

  • EN12-7

    explains and evaluates the diverse ways texts can represent personal and public worlds

Related Life Skills outcome: ENLS6-11


  • Students:
  • Engage personally with texts
  • explain how their personal values and perspectives are reconsidered through their engagement with a variety of texts, including those by and about Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People(s) ahcapscdd
  • Develop and apply contextual knowledge
  • assess the impact of context on shaping the social, moral and ethical positions represented in texts ccteuiu
  • explain how responses to texts vary over time and in different cultural contexts (ACEEN031) iudd
  • analyse and assess the diverse ways in which creative and critical texts can represent human experience, universal themes and social contexts cctiuccdd
  • analyse and assess the impact of language and structural choices on shaping own and others’ perspectives (ACEEN028) cctpscdd
  • Respond to and compose texts
  • recognise and evaluate different interpretations of texts that derive from different perspectives cctdd
  • compose imaginative, interpretive and critical texts that reflect particular values and perspectives, including their own secctpsccc
  • analyse, explain and evaluate the ways ideas, voices and points of view are represented for particular purposes and effects (ACEEN029) ahcaeucc

The course objectives express the knowledge, skills and understandings that are demonstrated through the outcomes and content. These are applied within the context of the modules.

ESL Scales

The levels on the ESL scales needed to achieve this English syllabus outcome are Writing level 7, Reading and Responding level 7 and Oral Interaction level 8.

An EAL/D student at this stage of schooling may be assessed at a range of levels on the ESL scales Writing and Reading and Responding strands from Beginning level 1 to level 7 and Oral Interaction strand from level 1 to level 8. Teachers plan a learning pathway for EAL/D students using the ESL scales outcomes and pointers. Teachers assess EAL/D students' current level of English on the ESL scales then plan teaching and learning activities to scaffold learning for students working towards the achievement of English syllabus outcomes.

For EAL/D students to achieve this English syllabus outcome the teaching focus and pathway of learning will be mainly within the Language and cultural understanding ESL scales strand organiser. See ESL scales outcomes for Oral Interaction: 5.2, 6.2, 7.2, 8.2; Reading and Responding: 4.6, 5.6, 6.6, 7.6; Writing: 4.10, 5.10, 6.10, 7.10.