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NSW Syllabuses

English Studies Stage 6 - Year 12 - Objective B Outcome 5


A student:

  • ES12-5

    develops knowledge, understanding and appreciation of how language is used, identifying and explaining specific language forms and features in texts that convey meaning to different audiences

Related Life Skills outcome: ENLS6-7

  • Content

  • Students:
  • Engage personally with texts
  • interpret a range of texts, including those by and about Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples, composed for a variety of purposes ahc
  • Understand the connections between language, context and meaning
  • explain structural and language features, for example visual and aural cues that identify main ideas, supporting arguments and evidence (ACEEE001) ict
  • identify some ways structure, language or tone are used to create an impression and explain or reinforce a message, for example through text structure, use of rhetorical questions, repetition, similes or figures of speech
  • understand the effect of nominalisation in the writing of informative and persuasive texts 
  • appreciate and apply the power of language to communicate their own ideas, feelings and viewpoints in a variety of literary and multimodal texts cct
  • Respond to and compose texts
  • responds to and/or uses features of oral language for specific purposes, for example tone, volume, pitch, pauses and change of pace sepscwe
  • compose structured texts that explain the ways language features, text structures and stylistic choices have been used in texts for particular effects
  • use language accurately and appropriately to communicate own ideas in a variety of contexts
  • develop and use appropriate vocabulary and skills in using accurate spelling, punctuation and grammar (ACEEE013, ACEEE027, ACEEE041, ACEEE055) we

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.