HSC English Paper 1 Section I – becoming a better teacher and marker of unseen texts

Tim Murray
An experienced educator with a focus on equipping teachers to help their students to analyse texts and write well.
Develop your students' HSC English short-answer skills and become a confident marker.
Target Audience
This course is aimed at HSC teachers of English Advanced, Standard and English Studies as well as those who are eager to engage with the requirements of the new English Common Module – Texts and Human Experiences and develop their marking skills.
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

This online course will equip teachers to prepare their students for Section I of the HSC Paper 1 examination and help teachers to become better markers. Deconstruction of Past HSC and the NESA sample questions and criteria for 2019 will help to show the relationship between the syllabus and the skills needed to approach this aspect of the course. As well as looking at how to write effective practice questions, you will learn how to create and apply the marking criteria accurately. Sample questions and responses will help you get first-hand experience in marking. You will also learn how to apply this knowledge in the classroom to improve your students' responses and exam technique.

Audience

This course is aimed at HSC teachers of English Advanced, Standard and English Studies as well as those who are eager to engage with the requirements of the new English Common Module – Texts and Human Experiences and develop their marking skills.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Course Access - This course is available 24/7. Begin the course when it suits you. After completing the course you will still have ongoing access to review content.

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Teaching Standards
2.1.2 Proficient Level – Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
2.3.2 Proficient Level – Curriculum, assessment and reporting
3.3.2 Proficient Level – Use teaching strategies
3.4.2 Proficient Level – Select and use resources
5.1.2 Proficient Level – Assess student learning
5.2.2 Proficient Level – Provide feedback to students on their learning
5.3.2 Proficient Level – Make consistent and comparable judgements
6.2.2 Proficient Level – Engage in professional learning and improve practice
6.4.2 Proficient Level – Apply professional learning and improve student learning

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Completing this course will contribute 6 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 2.1.2, 2.3.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2, 5.1.2, 5.2.2, 5.3.2, 6.2.2, 6.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

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Sessions

Syllabus and exam familiarisation

1 hour

- Understand the HSC outcomes and how they apply to Section I of the exam
- Understand the requirements of the new HSC exams (2019)

Understanding 'Texts and Human Experiences' through the rubric

1 hour and 30 minutes

-Consider the Common Module rubric and some of its implications
-Understand the format for Section I questions
- Practise question-writing skills

Suitable Texts and Marking Criteria

1 hour

-Learn how to identify suitable source material for Section 1
-Learn how to write an effective marking criteria
-Learn how to apply a marking criteria

The Marking Process

1 hour and 30 minutes

-Learn how to set and apply standards in the marking process
-Understand how to differentiate responses and award marks

Develop Classroom Teaching Strategies

1 hour

-Develop classroom teaching strategies to improve student results

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About the team


Tim Murray

Creator

I have been teaching in Government and Non-Government schools since 2003 and have a particular interest in developing approaches to teaching and learning that enhance students' skills in analysing and responding to various texts. I also aim to equip teachers to mark student work and provide meaningful feedback via practical and strategic learning activities and resources.