Teacher in Charge: Ms J. CollinsRecommended Prior Learning
To be accepted for this course students need to have earned Level 1 Literacy and a minimum of 10 credits from Level 1 English, or HOF approval.
Level 2 English – Oral & Visual covers a range of learning activities, offering students the opportunity to build their language and critical thinking skills, with a heavier focus on the communication of ideas through visual and oral texts.
Assessments are taken at a slower pace than in the Classic to Contemporary course. Students have some opportunity to tailor their own assessment programmes, including the mode of assessment in some cases (written, oral or visual). However, this is still an academic course.
All assessments are internal, therefore there is no external examination. However, students have the opportunity to opt in to an external examination. Level 2 credits are offered in this course and students will still have the opportunity to gain some of their Level 2 Literacy requirements.
This course provides some opportunity to meet the literacy requirements for University Entrance.
English is a foundational skill, which is of value in any future career. This is particularly true in
people-related jobs such as; social work, health care, journalism, media, education, etc.
English is also useful in support of many other subject areas, and is a prerequisite for a number of courses, both in school and beyond.