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28 Feb 2017

Moderation – March 2017 – English Foundations

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March 2017 Moderation Meeting for English Foundations Level 2

Please download and print off the attached samples and support materials (or bring along a device on which you can view the samples) and bring them to the meeting. (Paper copies of samples, support materials and course documents will not be provided on the day).

There will be some time in the meeting to assess the samples, but it will be useful to have already read them beforehand.

You will be assessing:

Sample 1 against:

  • Criterion (6), elements (1,2,3,4) {which enables content descriptors (ACEEN017, ACEEN037)}

Samples 2, 3 and 4 against:

  • Criterion (1), element 1 {which enables content descriptors (ACEEN001, ACEEN002, ACEEN003)}

Please also ensure you bring a copy of the Course Document.

Rationale for Sample 1 for Moderation purposes

As English Foundations Level 2 is new in 2017, I have sourced a work sample from another Australian Jurisdiction with corresponding Senior Secondary English Units 1 and 2 course content.

Sample 1 will also be moderated in English Applied against C1 and in English Foundations against C6.  In 2017, English Applied Level 2 Criterion 1 is now identical to English Foundations Level 2 2017 Criterion 6.  As such, we need to share and develop a common understanding across both level 2 courses as to what constitutes a C rating for this particular criterion.

The discussion, and work you do today is vital in improving student literacy learning outcomes.


  • I have included Sample 1 because it represents the same AC Senior Secondary English Content as does our Foundations English
  • I wanted you to see the same content applied in a different jurisdiction.
  • However, Sample 1 represents the standards of Year 11 AC English Units 1 and 2 in another jurisdiction and as such, the standards are higher.
  • Our level 2 courses are of lower level of complexity.

The work sample in its original context was assessed against A-E grade descriptors. I have provided a copy of these and the original annotated sample for your Moderation Leader to share with you after our moderation process.

I believe an important outcome from these moderation meetings is to develop annotated work samples that have been moderated across all school sectors. The discussion, and work you do today is vital in improving student literacy learning outcomes.

Thank you for your ongoing support

Regards, Lisa