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AREA OF STUDY 2

Creating and presenting



The focus in this area of study is on reading and writing and their interconnection.
A list of prescribed Contexts will be published annually in the VCAA Bulletin. The same Context should be the focus of study in both Units 3 and 4. Two texts, one in Unit 3 and one in Unit 4, will support this area of study. These texts must be selected from the list of prescribed texts in Text List 2 which will be published annually in the VCAA Bulletin. In addition to these selected texts, teachers are encouraged to consider student interests and to support the achievement of the outcome by providing students with opportunities to read other texts – print, non-print and multimodal – that explore ideas and/or arguments associated with the selected Context.
Students will read these texts in order to identify, discuss and analyse ideas and/or arguments associated with the selected Context. They will reflect on the ideas and/or arguments suggested by these texts, explore the relationship between purpose, form, audience and language, and examine the choices made by authors in order to construct meaning.
Students will then draw on the ideas and/or arguments they have gained from the texts studied to construct their own texts. They write for a specigirf audience and purpose and draw on their experience of exploring texts to explain their own decisions about form, purpose, language, audience and context.
Outcome 2
On completion of this unit the student should be able to draw on ideas and/or arguments suggested by a chosen Context to create written texts for a specified audience and purpose; and to discuss and analyse in writing their decisions about form, purpose, language, audience and context.

To achieve this outcome the student will draw on knowledge and related skills outlined in area of study 2.
Key knowledge
This knowledge includes
• the relationship between purpose, form, language and audience in a range of print, non-print and multimodal text types, with close attention to authors’ choices of specific structures and features; for example, style, images, design, point of view, tone and register;
• the ideas and/or arguments relevant to the chosen Context, including an understanding of the ideas and arguments presented in selected text/s;
• strategies for creating, reviewing and editing;
• metalanguage to discuss and analyse their own and others’ creative choices;
• the conventions of spelling, punctuation and syntax of Standard Australian English.
Key skills
These skills include the ability to
• analyse the relationship between purpose, form and audience in a range of text types, with close attention to authors’ choices of structures and features;
• select and shape information, ideas and argument appropriate to the chosen form, audience, purpose and context;
• draw on ideas and/or arguments presented in selected text/s;
• use appropriate strategies to review and edit texts for fluency and coherence;
• use appropriate metalanguage to discuss and analyse their own and others’ authorial choices;
• use the conventions of spelling, punctuation and syntax of Standard Australian English.

Outcome 2

Assessment Tasks
Draw on ideas and/or arguments suggested by a chosen Context to create written texts for a specified
audience and purpose; and to discuss and analyse
in writing their decisions about form, purpose,
language, audience and context.
50
For English students: • at least one sustained written text created for
a specific audience and context, with a written
explanation of decisions about form, purpose,
language, audience and context
or
• three to five shorter texts, created for a specific
audience/s and context/s, with a written
explanation of decisions about form, purpose,
language, audience and context.