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NSW Syllabuses

Stage 5 - Activity 7

Representation and critical analysis of a text

Description of activity

Students create an imaginative visual representation (A3 poster size) of the ideas or issues of the text or module they have been studying.  They then write a critical, interpretive analysis of about 600 words explaining how their representation reflects the ideas or issues of the text or module.


Students have completed a close critical study of a text or module and have identified and discussed the key ideas or issues and how they have been explored by the composer.  They have an understanding of language forms and features and structures of written analytical texts.  They also have experience in composing and analysing visual representations.


EN5-1A responds to and composes increasingly sophisticated and sustained texts for understanding, interpretation, critical analysis, imaginative expression and pleasure
EN5-5C thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information and increasingly complex ideas and arguments to respond to and compose texts in a range of contexts
EN5-6C investigates the relationships between and among texts

Criteria for assessing learning

(These criteria would normally be co mmunicated to students with the activity.)
Students will be assessed on their ability to:

Students will be assessed on their ability to:

  • identify and explain key ideas or issues in a text or module
  • compose and edit a coherent written critical analysis of their visual representation which includes:
    • interpretation of content and ideas of the text or module
    • structure, language forms and features appropriate to a critical analysis
    • close reference to the links between the visual representation and text or module studied

Graded student work samples - End Stage

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