Communication skills and strategies including:
participating in and managing collaborative discussions and presentations in a range of contexts, for example debates and seminars
using a range of non-verbal cues to complement and enhance meaning
using devices such as understatement, exaggeration and stereotyping
modulating register and tone to achieve specific purposes and effects.
Comprehension skills and strategies including:
comparing and contrasting texts in different forms and mediums, their purposes and effects, and the values, attitudes and biases reflected in these texts
evaluating how audience response to ideas and issues is manipulated
integrating ideas and information from a range of literary and reference texts using direct and indirect quotation
reflecting on and evaluating personal interpretations and those of others.
Language and text analysis skills and strategies including:
analysing and explaining how changes in context create changes in meaning
analysing how audiences are positioned in texts and how texts present different perspectives on personal, social and historical issues
analysing how culturally based representations of concepts such as knowledge or authority are conveyed
analysing and using elements of appraisal in texts to convey attitudes and opinions and evaluate the effectiveness of texts.
Create a range of texts:
using a range of types of texts and digital, multimodal and print-based technologies
using language appropriate to the context, including imaginative, persuasive and rhetorical forms and features
using stylistic and grammatical choices for effect, including complex lexical elements, modality in the past conditional and subject-specific language forms and features
using culturally specific phrases, idioms, collocations and references
using a range of research sources and methods, for example, interviews, surveys or questionnaires
using accurate attribution of knowledge and appropriate referencing
using strategies for planning, rehearsing, editing and refining, including monitoring and correcting spelling, grammar and punctuation, and the use of dictionaries and thesauruses.