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ENGLISH COURSES IN 2007 @ AIC ENGLISH FOR ALL STUDENTS The only compulsory subject in schools across the state Essential for graduation and WACE Essential for university and TAFE entry ENGLISH – 3 OPTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM IN 2007 Texts traditions and cultures = TTC (TEE Literature)

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english courses

ENGLISH COURSES

IN 2007 @ AIC

english for all students
ENGLISH FOR ALL STUDENTS
  • The only compulsory subject in schools across the state
  • Essential for graduation and WACE
  • Essential for university and TAFE entry
english 3 options to choose from in 2007
ENGLISH – 3 OPTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM IN 2007
  • Texts traditions and cultures = TTC

(TEE Literature)

  • English (TEE English and Senior English)
  • English as another language or dialect = EALD (ESL)
university and tafe entrance
UNIVERSITY AND TAFE ENTRANCE
  • All three English courses of study are acceptable for university and TAFE entrance
  • All three courses can be used to calculate the tertiary entrance ranking = TER in 2008
english as another lanaguage or dialect

ENGLISH AS ANOTHER LANAGUAGE OR DIALECT

To qualify

1. Need to have been in Australia for less than 6 years at the start of year 11

2. To speak a language other than English at home - and other special circumstances

english as another language or dialect
ENGLISH AS ANOTHER LANGUAGE OR DIALECT
  • The focus is on functional language and writing formats
  • Recommended for students who qualify and still need to work on basic English skills
  • Suitable for university or TAFE
texts traditi0ns and cultures literature
TEXTS TRADITI0NS AND CULTURES (LITERATURE)
  • Students need to be working at least at level 3-4 at the end of year 10
  • Students need be skilled readers and usually plan to apply for university
  • The focus is on understanding texts and cultures
english course of study
ENGLISH COURSE OF STUDY

We have divided this course into 2 pathways:

Pathway 1(Senior English)

Pathway 2 (TEE English)

english pathway 1 senior english
ENGLISH PATHWAY 1 (SENIOR ENGLISH)
  • For students who are hoping to enter TAFE
  • Whose outcomes in English are level 3 or more
  • Who need more time to read texts and prepare their work
english pathway 2 tee english
ENGLISH PATHWAY 2 (TEE ENGLISH)
  • For students who wish to apply for university
  • Who enjoy reading and writing and have at least level 3 - 4 in year 10
  • Who enjoy all aspects of English including viewing
outcomes based education
OUTCOMES BASED EDUCATION
  • All three of the English options will be all or partially outcomes based in 2007
  • English started with the year 11 students in 2006 this year
  • EALD and TTC will be partially outcomes based next year
the english courses of study
THE ENGLISH COURSES OF STUDY
  • All 3 courses use basically the same skills and assess 4 outcomes.
  • The outcomes may have different titles but they all involve the skills of: reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing
  • Students study texts and produce their own texts
outcomes based english courses
OUTCOMES BASED ENGLISH COURSES
  • All students must complete 4 units of English to graduate and achieve their WACE
  • They are now able to move from unit to unit as long as they complete 4 units – 1 each semester
advantages of obe in english
ADVANTAGES OF OBE IN ENGLISH
  • Students are no longer locked into a 2 year course or a pathway to university or TAFE; their pathways are flexible
  • Students who take longer to mature and develop skills can now apply for university in year 12 even though they did not plan to in year 11
how do you choose
HOW DO YOU CHOOSE?
  • Talk with your parents
  • Talk with Sister Rosemary – TTC
  • Talk with Sister Margaret – English
  • Talk with Sister Miller – EALD
  • Talk with your English teacher
and then
And then…
  • Decide which branch of English you are most successful with
  • Decide which kind of English you enjoy the most
  • FIND OUT WHAT YOUR CHOSEN CAREER PATH REQUIRES
career pathways research
CAREER PATHWAYS RESEARCH
  • Consult the university and TAFE handbooks
  • Talk with Mr Martlew
  • Look at the Job Guide