English Foundation


 What is Foundation English all about?

Students develop their literacy and numeracy skills to meet the Western Australian Standard of Education (WACE) .These standards are based on Level 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) which outlines the skills required for individuals to meet the demands of everyday life and work in a knowledge-based economy. They further develop reading, oral, viewing and writing skills to meet their needs and achieve their goals. They will work with a variety of everyday and work-based texts that they will be expected to use once they leave school.

 

 Who should select these units in Year 11?

Students who have not demonstrated the minimum standard in the literacy component of the Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA) are eligible to enrol in this course.

 

Pathway

To be an apprentice or continue in certificate courses at TAFE; be in the VET program or join the workforce. If they are still at school in Year 12 and have still not demonstrated the minimum standard of the literacy component of the Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA), they would continue in Units 3 and 4 of this course.

 

Areas of Study

UNIT 1 – FOUNDATION ENGLISH

  • Comprehending the ideas and information in texts
  • Responding to the ideas and information in texts

Non Print Feature Film, Documentary, Television, Advertising and Still Images

Print:  Short Story, Plays, Novels,  Newspaper and Magazine

UNIT 2 – FOUNDATION ENGLISH

  • Interpreting ideas in a range of texts and contexts
  • Interpreting arguments in a range of texts and contexts

Non Print:  Feature Film, Documentary, Television, Advertising and Still Images

Print:  Short Story, Plays, Novels,  Newspaper and Magazine

To provide for different learning styles a variety of assessment tasks are used. For each course of study tasks are selected from:

  • Fiction: novels, short stories, fairy tales, song lyrics and myths and legends
  • Non –fiction: news reports, essays and documentaries
  • Media texts: newspaper articles, films and television programs
  • Everyday texts : computer games, comic books, instructions, diagrams and blogs
  • Workplace texts; reports, minutes, memos and letters.