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NSW Syllabuses

Years 7–10 Life Skills outcomes tables

Years 7–10 Life Skills outcomes

Objective A

Through responding to and composing a wide range of texts and through the close study of texts, students will develop knowledge, understanding and skills in order to communicate through speaking, listening, reading, writing, viewing and representing*

Life Skills outcomes

A student:

ENLS-1A listens and responds in familiar contexts
ENLS-2A communicates for a variety of purposes, audiences and contexts
ENLS-3A selects and uses language to communicate according to purpose, audience and context
ENLS-4A views and responds to a range of visual texts, media and multimedia
ENLS-5A recognises and uses visual texts, media and multimedia for a variety of purposes, audiences and contexts
ENLS-6A reads and responds to a range of written texts in familiar contexts
ENLS-7A uses strategies to obtain meaning from and interpret a range of texts
ENLS-8A writes short texts for everyday purposes
ENLS-9A composes texts for a variety of purposes and audiences

*Some students with special education needs communicate through a variety of verbal or non-verbal communication systems or techniques. It is important to take account of the individual communication strategies used by these students within the context of the English K–10 Syllabus.

Objective B

Through responding to and composing a wide range of texts and through the close study of texts, students will develop knowledge, understanding and skills in order to use language to shape and make meaning according to purpose, audience and context

Life Skills outcomes

A student:

ENLS-10B explores the ways in which language forms, features and structures of texts vary according to purpose, audience and context
ENLS-11B composes, publishes and presents texts appropriate to purpose and audience in a range of contexts

Objective C

Through responding to and composing a wide range of texts and through the close study of texts, students will develop knowledge, understanding and skills in order to think in ways that are imaginative, creative, interpretive and critical

Life Skills outcomes

A student:

ENLS-12C responds to texts in ways that are imaginative and interpretive
ENLS-13C engages critically with texts using personal experiences

Objective D

Through responding to and composing a wide range of texts and through the close study of texts, students will develop knowledge, understanding and skills in order to express themselves and their relationships with others and their world

Life Skills outcomes

A student:

ENLS-14D explores how the use of language affects personal roles and relationships with others
ENLS-15D responds to and composes texts that explore personal, social and world issues
ENLS-16D explores the ways cultural ideas and perspectives shape a range of spoken, written, visual and multimedia texts

Objective E

Through responding to and composing a wide range of texts and through the close study of texts, students will develop knowledge, understanding and skills in order to learn and reflect on their learning through their study of English

Life Skills outcome

A student:

ENLS-17E uses individual and collaborative skills in the learning process

Years 7–10 Life skills and related syllabus outcomes

Objective A

Through responding to and composing a wide range of texts and through the close study of texts, students will develop knowledge, understanding and skills in order to communicate through speaking, listening, reading, writing, viewing and representing*

Life Skills outcomes

A student:

Related Stage 4/5 outcomes

A student:

ENLS-1A listens and responds in familiar contexts

ENLS-2A communicates for a variety of purposes, audiences and contexts

ENLS-3A selects and uses language to communicate according to purpose, audience and context

ENLS-4A views and responds to a range of visual texts, media and multimedia

ENLS-8A writes short texts for everyday purposes

EN4-1A responds to and composes texts for understanding, interpretation, critical analysis, imaginative expression and pleasure

EN5-1A responds to and composes increasingly sophisticated and sustained texts for understanding, interpretation, critical analysis, imaginative expression and pleasure

 

ENLS-5A recognises and uses visual texts, media and multimedia for a variety of purposes, audiences and contexts

ENLS-6A reads and responds to a range of written texts in familiar contexts

ENLS-7A uses strategies to obtain meaning from and interpret a range of texts

ENLS-9A composes texts for a variety of purposes and audiences

EN4-2A effectively uses a widening range of processes, skills, strategies and knowledge for responding to and composing texts in different media and technologies

EN5-2A effectively uses and critically assesses a wide range of processes, skills, strategies and knowledge for responding to and composing a wide range of texts in different media and technologies

*Some students with special education needs communicate through a variety of verbal or non-verbal communication systems or techniques. It is important to take account of the individual communication strategies used by these students within the context of the English K–10 Syllabus.

Objective B

Through responding to and composing a wide range of texts and through the close study of texts, students will develop knowledge, understanding and skills in order to use language to shape and make meaning according to purpose, audience and context

Life Skills outcomes

A student:

Related Stage 4/5 outcomes

A student:

ENLS-10B explores the ways in which language forms, features and structures of texts vary according to purpose, audience and context

EN4-3B uses and describes language forms, features and structures of texts appropriate to a range of purposes, audiences and contexts

EN5-3B selects and uses language forms, features and structures of texts appropriate to a range of purposes, audiences and contexts, describing and explaining their effects on meaning

ENLS-11B composes, publishes and presents texts appropriate to purpose and audience in a range of contexts

EN4-4B makes effective language choices to creatively shape meaning with accuracy, clarity and coherence

EN5-4B effectively transfers knowledge, skills and understanding of language concepts into new and different contexts

Objective C

Through responding to and composing a wide range of texts and through the close study of texts, students will develop knowledge, understanding and skills in order to think in ways that are imaginative, creative, interpretive and critical

Life Skills outcomes

A student:

Related Stage 4/5 outcomes

A student:

ENLS-12C responds to texts in ways that are imaginative and interpretive

ENLS-13C engages critically with texts using personal experiences

EN4-5C thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information, ideas and arguments to respond to and compose texts

EN4-6C identifies and explains connections between and among texts

EN5-5C thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information and increasingly complex ideas and arguments to respond to and compose texts in a range of contexts

EN5-6C investigates the relationships between and among texts

Objective D

Through responding to and composing a wide range of texts and through the close study of texts, students will develop knowledge, understanding and skills in order to express themselves and their relationships with others and their world

Life Skills outcomes

A student:

Related Stage 4/5 outcomes

A student:

ENLS-14D explores how the use of language affects personal roles and relationships with others

ENLS-15D responds to and composes texts that explore personal, social and world issues

EN4-7D demonstrates understanding of how texts can express aspects of their broadening world and their relationships within it

EN5-7D understands and evaluates the diverse ways texts can represent personal and public worlds

ENLS-16D explores the ways cultural ideas and perspectives shape a range of spoken, written, visual and multimedia texts

EN4-8D identifies, considers and appreciates cultural expression in texts

EN5-8D questions, challenges and evaluates cultural assumptions in texts and their effects on meaning

Objective E

Through responding to and composing a wide range of texts and through the close study of texts, students will develop knowledge, understanding and skills in order to learn and reflect on their learning through their study of English

Life Skills outcomes

A student:

Related Stage 4/5 outcomes

A student:

ENLS-17E uses individual and collaborative skills in the learning process

EN4-9E uses, reflects on and assesses their individual and collaborative skills for learning

EN5-9E purposefully reflects on, assesses and adapts their individual and collaborative skills with increasing independence and effectiveness