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ENS7607 English - Level 7 (10 Week)

Semester 1, 2014 On-campus Toowoomba
Units : 2
Faculty or Section : Open Access College
School or Department : Open Access College

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Examiner: Angela Windsor
Moderator: Rosemary Taylor


The course has been organised around the communicative and enabling skills that students need to develop to cope with the language and task types encountered in Pearson PTE (Academic). The course will develop knowledge of test structure and components through analysis of task types found in each component of the test. It will also provide the opportunity to develop and practise a variety of strategies to improve time management and test taking performance.

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

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  • There are no texts or materials required for this course.

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
ENABLING SKILLS: ACTIVITY 1 20 25 21 Apr 2014 (see note 1)
PEARSON TEST ENGLISH (ACADEMIC 0 0 28 Apr 2014 (see note 2)

  1. Beginning Week 9. All Enabling Skills assessments are due in term as directed by the teacher.
  2. Mandatory test beginning week 10. Due date as directed by the teacher.

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    Students are required to attend at least 80% of the scheduled class sessions and ensure their attendance is registered with the staff member in charge of the activity. An exception to this attendance level may be made by the university where the student can produce documentary evidence that clearly demonstrates compassionate and compelling circumstances. In this case attendance of at least 70% of the scheduled class sessions will be acceptable. It is the students' responsibility to access information regarding course-related activities and administration.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    Refer to statement 4 below for the requirements to receive a passing grade in this course. All assessment items must be received prior to the start of the examination period for the intake in which the course is offered. Students may be required to re-submit an assessment piece that is unsatisfactory.

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure (point 4.2.4)

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of a passing grade a student must attempt all summative assessment items and achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks for the core skill of reading, 50% for the core skill of writing, and an average of 50% for the combined total weighted marks for speaking and listening.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    As P is the only passing grade available for this course, all students who are qualified for a passing grade will be given a grade of P. Other students will be given either a Failing grade or an incomplete grade.

  6. Examination information:
    Not applicable

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    Candidates are allowed to bring only writing and drawing instruments into the closed examination.

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at