This course requires 2 options.
English Extension 2
Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Pretorius
The Extension English course is about developing effective communication skills within written, spoken, and visual language. There is a focus on connecting literature with society in order to take ideas out of the vacuum of the text. Extrapolating these ideas allows us to enrich our understanding of the world around us, as well as our place in it. There is an extended text component to this course, wherein you will be challenged to consider these connections between text, self, and society.
Students will learn about the conventions of different writing genres before crafting their own pieces of writing. The emphasis is on using controlled written language to form convincing ideas. Students will be exposed to a wide range of literature, promoting the growth of their own language skills.
In Term 2, students will focus on reading a variety of texts for both pleasure and analysis. Students will be exposed to visual, oral and written texts, with a strong emphasis on student choice. Relating personally to issues within literature is important, considering how it is a reflection of our society over time. Discussions will incorporate our own perspectives, opinions and values.
Close study of a written text enables students to develop expertise. They work to solidify understanding of the purpose and crafting, and to convey this in a structured and supported manner. Developing confidence in oral communication is a significant goal.
Preparation for exams will incorporate literary essays, vocabulary and text analysis. Study skills will be utilised by students, with support from staff. Individuals will be empowered to develop organisation and drive, through goal setting and personal reflection.
If you did not take a pathway course at Level 1, or achieved fewer than 14 credits in 5AEN or ENX1, you will need HOD approval.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Course endorsement provides recognition for a student who has performed exceptionally well in an individual course.
Students will gain an endorsement for a course if, in a single school year, they achieve:
* 14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence, and
* at least 3 of these credits from externally assessed standards and 3 credits from internally assessed standards.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
For a full list of UE approved subjects, go here:
Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Term: 4, Week: 4
Term: 4, Week: 4
Term: 1, Week: 10
Term: 3, Week: 10
This course enhances the ability to gain Level 2 Literacy and University Entrance. The academic nature of ENX2 is of benefit to students aiming to progress to tertiary institutions. Trades, Armed Forces, Broadcaster, Reporter, Interpreter, Training Consultant, Librarian, Curator, Communications, Marketing Manager, Reviewer, Teacher, Editor, Lawyer, Publisher, Account Executive, Account Supervisor, Actor/actress, Administration, Administrative & Program Director, Administrative Assistant/Office Mgr., Advertising, Advertising Account Executive, Advertising Sales Representative, Announcer, Application Developer, Archivist, Area Coordinator, Assistant Account Executive, Assistant Editor/Production Editor, Associate Company Manager, Associate Director of Publicity, Associate Editor, Associate/Public Accountant, Attorney, Author, Bank Officer, Book Publisher, Bookstore manager, Broadcast Advertising Manager, Broadcasting, Business Operations Senior Planner, Buyer, Career Counselor, Certified Public Accountant, Child Care Specialist/Teacher, Columnist, Commodities Trader, Communication, Communication Skills Trainer, Communications Assistant, Community Affairs Specialist, Computer Manager/Consultant, Confidential Assistant Exec,