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NSW Syllabuses

English Standard Stage 6 - Year 11 - Objective A Outcome 2


A student:

  • EN11-2

    uses and evaluates processes, skills and knowledge required to effectively respond to and compose texts in different modes, media and technologies

Related Life Skills outcomes: ENLS6-4, ENLS6-5, ENLS6-6

  • Content

  • Students:
  • Engage personally with texts
  • appreciate the ways mode, medium and technology affect meaning and influence personal response ICT
  • explore the ways different media and technologies influence the experience of a text, for example how reading pathways in digital texts can offer responders (readers, listeners, viewers, an audience and so on) autonomy ictpsc
  • Develop and apply contextual knowledge
  • consider the appropriateness of processes and technologies for particular purposes, audiences and contexts ictccwe
  • assess the effects of the choice of mode and medium, including digital texts, in shaping the response of audiences in a variety of contexts (ACEEN003) ict
  • consider how the reliability of texts is shaped and influenced by choices of medium
  • experiment with and assess the effects of using multimodal and digital conventions, for example navigation, sound and image (ACEEN026) ict
  • Respond to and compose texts
  • locate suitable information sources, skimming for general meanings and scanning for specific information, note-taking, summarising, paraphrasing and using graphic organisers to collect and collate information (ACEEA010) euictnwe
  • use and assess strategies for planning, drafting, editing and revising, correcting for errors, refining ideas and ensuring consistent and appropriate style (ACEEN055) cctwe
  • use different processes and technologies, individually and in groups, to generate, investigate, clarify, organise, refine and present information and ideas cctictpscn
  • create a range of texts by drawing on a range of technologies in, for example research, communication and representation of ideas (ACEEN012) cctictn

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 Strategies ESL scales strand organiser. See ESL scales outcomes for Oral Interaction: 6.4, 7.4, 8.4; Reading and Responding: 4.8, 5.8, 6.8, 7.8; Writing: 4.12, 5.12, 6.12, 7.12.