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HSC English Extension Course 2 Requirements
In the HSC English Extension Course 2 students develop a sustained composition, and document and reflect on this process.
Students undertaking HSC English Extension Course 2 must complete the Major Work.
This module requires students to work independently to plan and complete a Major Work in the form of an extended composition. It allows students to select an area of personal interest from their specialised study of English and develop their work in this area to a level of distinction.
Students compose the Major Work as an extension of the knowledge, understanding and skills developed in the English (Advanced) and (Extension) courses. The Major Work is to be substantial. It may be imaginative, investigative, interpretive, analytical or any combination of these. The chosen form and medium must be appropriate to the nature of the task, the student’s interests and abilities and the resources available.
To provide the basis for the Major Work, students undertake ongoing, systematic and rigorous investigation into their chosen area. This investigation process is documented in a journal that demonstrates the processes of inquiry, interprets, analyses and reflects on the knowledge and understanding gained, and explains the stages of the composition of the Major Work.
The Major Work will be assessed internally as a process and externally as a product.
HSC English Extension Course 2 Objectives, Outcome and Content
The table below sets out the content of HSC English Extension Course 2 and illustrates the relationship among the objectives, outcomes and content.