English

Analysing texts working both individually and in cooperative discussion groups are developed. Text types include audio film, video and multimedia. Specifically there is a focus on the development of persuasive and informative audience presentations, listening for specific purposes, the identification of key concepts, summarising via note taking, both planned and spontaneous speaking and listening.

After completing their studies of the media, they should be well aware of the influence it has on their lives and know how to evaluate its verbal and non-verbal elements. The media units have been devised to provide a progressive study suited to the increasing maturity of the students.

Students are encouraged to write expressive and detailed texts about challenging ideas and information through the use of narratives, persuasion and reflection. Students are urged to experiment and reflect on their own personal responses to written, non-written and multimedia texts. Students are introduced to tools for interpreting and recording information.