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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Analyse and respond to a variety of literary texts 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
8971  Analyse and respond to a variety of literary texts 
ORIGINATOR
SGB GET/FET Language and Communication 
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 04 - Communication Studies and Language Language 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2004-10-13  2006-02-09  SAQA 0356/04 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-02-09   2010-02-09  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
119458  Analyse and respond to a variety of literary texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Competence at this level will enable learners to use analytical skills to discuss the style and purpose of the text, both implied and stated meanings, themes as well as plot, the author`s point of view and the context in which the text arose. They can use literature as a base to study and make judgements about complex human and social issues. They are aware of both the functions of language and of its drama and power.

As a creative representation of life and experience, literature raises important questions about the human condition, now and in the past. Learners` increasing ability to reflect on their experiences and to compare them with others` is encouraged, enhancing their capacity to deal with a selection of texts that explore moral, psychological and philosophical issues.

Learners credited with this unit standard can:
  • analyse and discuss the main ideas in texts
  • identify and explain the values, attitudes and assumptions in texts that influence response
  • discuss the effects of content, language and style on readers` responses in specific texts
  • respond creatively to literary texts 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard: NQF Level 2 unit standards.

    US: FET S/10 Respond to literary texts 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The learner can read for enjoyment, analyse elements of literary genres and respond to issues, characters and situations presented in literary contexts.

    A wide variety of written and visual texts: picture books, folklore, traditional stories (written and oral), myths, legends, novels, feature films, short stories, poetry, learners` own speaking and writing, non-fiction (biographies and filmed documentaries), scripted and improvised drama/plays, television serials, video clips, cartoons and comics, song lyrics.

    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Analyse and discuss the main ideas in texts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Listening and reading strategies appropriate to the purposes for reading are adopted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Skim, scan, prediction, key questions, knowledge of form of text types and different genres.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Organisational features of literary texts are identified. The role of each of the features is explained in relation to usefulness in making meaning of reading and viewing. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Verse/stanza forms, chapters, chapter headings, index, table of contents, resume (summary) on flap, visuals, layout, design, film techniques.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Responses to points of view in text are imaginative and an understanding of surface or embedded meaning in the text is reflected in presentations of balanced and original viewpoints. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. A comprehensive grasp of the significant ideas of the texts is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and explain the values, attitudes and beliefs in texts that influence response. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Human experiences and values in texts are explored and discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Narrative voice is discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Clues in the text about experiences and beliefs of the author are found and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Evidence cited from texts in defence of a position is relevant. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. A variety of texts are explored and explained in terms of social or personal relevance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Perceived ambiguities, nuances and complexities within the text are identified and assessed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Texts are interpreted from a variety of perspectives other than own. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Perspectives include age, gender, class, and political positions, spiritual positions.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Discuss the effects of content, language and style on readers' responses in specific texts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Content is outlined and related to theme and character development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Awareness of the author's use of stylistic devices, and an appreciation of the effects created are demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The impact of different writing techniques on reader perspective are identified and explained in terms of the particular effect produced by each. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Enjoyment or non-enjoyment of a text is justified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The power of language is explored and explained through analysis of specific language structures and features. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Tools used for humour are identified and judged for effectiveness. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Puns, climax, anti-climax, innuendo, hyperbole, and litotes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The effect of selected techniques in visuals is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Visuals:
    Photographs, slides, posters, graphics, videos, films, illustrations and advertisements.
    Techniques:
    Use of colour/black and white, borders, layout features, cinematographic devices, e.g. perspective, camera angles, foregrounding, backgrounding, overlays, selection and/or omission, scale, size.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Respond creatively to literary texts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Awareness of elements of the genre is demonstrated in creative responses to texts. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Retelling an incident from another point of view, dramatising an incident, writing the dialogue between a character and the reader/the author and the reader; turning a story into a play, role playing.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Literature is used as a base for writing/presenting in different formats and registers. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Writing as a character (diary entries, dialogues, letters, songs, poems, obituaries, epitaphs); drawing/sketching/creating a collage/poster to show understanding of character, incident, atmosphere, setting.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Providers of learning towards this unit standard will need to meet the accreditation requirements of the GENFETQA.

    Moderation Option: The moderation requirements of the GENFETQA must be met in order to award credit to learners for this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria:

    Learners can understand and explain that language, when used figuratively or for storytelling, can be used to create an illusion of reality. Learners apply their knowledge of language and literature features and conventions to an awareness of how fictional texts differ from factual ones.

    Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the stated embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate`s performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems: using context to decode and make meaning individually and in groups in oral, reading and written activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others and in teams: using interactive speech in activities, discussion and research projects. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively through using language. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information: fundamental to the process of developing language capability across language applications and fields of study. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills: in formal and informal communications. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically: using technology to access and present texts. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of inter-related parts of a system: through using language to explore and express links, and exploring a global range of contexts and texts. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full development of self by engaging with texts that stimulate awareness and development of life skills and the learning process. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors should keep the following general principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. The goal is to declare the learner competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes
  • make sure evidence is gathered across the range as expressed under the title. Specific range statements under individual outcomes or assessment criteria are illustrations, from which Learning Programme developers can select. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation
  • do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Ensure that the assessment activities focus on outcomes and that sufficient evidence around all the assessment criteria is gathered
  • the assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required
  • the task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes in a number of different contexts. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible
  • all assessments should be conducted in line with the following well-documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning. Assessment should be valid, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 119458, which is "Analyse and respond to a variety of literary texts", Level 3, 5 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Fundamental  20184   National Certificate: Banking  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  BANKSETA 
    Fundamental  65111   National Certificate: Beauty Technology  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2011-02-16  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Fundamental  20814   National Certificate: Construction Plastering  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-12  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  50266   National Certificate: Forestry: Silviculture  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Fundamental  50022   National Certificate: General Draughting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CETA 
    Fundamental  23154   National Certificate: Grain Handling Processes  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  48743   National Certificate: Hairdressing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-04-08  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  20177   National Certificate: Insurance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-10-10  Was INSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  49579   National Certificate: Poultry Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  49578   National Certificate: Poultry Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  23893   National Certificate: Rail Operations (Functional Yard Operations)  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-06-17  Was TETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  49083   National Certificate: Wood Products Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Fundamental  48797   Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2011-02-16  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  49142   Further Education and Training Certificate: Cigarette Packaging Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  48397   Further Education and Training Certificate: Cigarette Production Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  50018   Further Education and Training Certificate: Computer Aided Drawing Office Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-02-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  48856   Further Education and Training Certificate: Criminology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-10-13  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  64651   Further Education and Training Certificate: Hairdressing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-04-08  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Fundamental  48396   Further Education and Training Certificate: Metallised Paper Production Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  50082   Further Education and Training Certificate: Minerals Surveying  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  MQA 
    Fundamental  20638   National Certificate: Collective Investment Schemes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-12-05  INSETA 
    Fundamental  23513   National Certificate: Fisheries Observation: Inshore  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  20639   National Certificate: Healthcare Benefits Administration: Claims Assessing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-12-05  INSETA 
    Fundamental  20774   National Certificate: Insurance: Long Term: Risk Assessment  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-12-05  Was INSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  36436   National Certificate: Local Economic Development  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2018-06-30  LG SETA 
    Fundamental  20773   National Certificate: Long Term Insurance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-12-05  INSETA 
    Fundamental  24218   National Certificate: Thermoplastic Fabrication  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Fundamental  24216   National Certificate: Welding Application and Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-12-03  MERSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Quality Assuring Bodies have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. AK Business Enterprise 
    2. Aldabri 106 (PTY) Ltd 
    3. Amaqamu Project Management and Consulting 
    4. AQUILA TRAINING 
    5. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    6. Black Eagle Training (PIETERMARITZBURG) (TP) 
    7. Cape Institute for Agricultural Training: Elsenburg 
    8. College for Machine Operators 
    9. College of Machine Operators 
    10. Creative Minds Skills Development and Training 
    11. Cretia Training and Consultancy 
    12. Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) 
    13. Ditlou Solutions 
    14. Eastcape Training Centre 
    15. ENB Training Service 
    16. Forestry Skills Injection 
    17. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP) 
    18. Global Forest Products (pty) Ltd 
    19. Hamilen Training Consultants & Projects 
    20. Ilitha Lelizwe Consulting 
    21. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PE TTC 
    22. Inqaba Kazulu Business Consulting and Projects 
    23. Institute for Local Government and Housing 
    24. Institute of Professional Studies and Services (Pty) Ltd 
    25. Invader Plant Specialists cc 
    26. Invuya Institute of Learning 
    27. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    28. ITO Focus Reagile 
    29. JEAN STEYN PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANTS CC 
    30. Josmap Training Institute 
    31. Kgolo Institute 
    32. Khula Nonke Training & Development 
    33. Knowledge Anchors Academy 
    34. Lesias Educational Services 
    35. Lottenburg Edu-Farm 
    36. Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) 
    37. Masebapale Resources 
    38. Masonite Africa Ltd 
    39. Mc Intosh Xaba and Associates (MXA) 
    40. Mhlambanyathi GROUP PTY ( LTD) 
    41. Mimoisa Business Solutions CC 
    42. MML Consulting CC. 
    43. Mothiba Phatla Consulting 
    44. MTO Forestry (Pty) Ltd 
    45. NEW AFRICA SKILLS DEVELOPMENT 
    46. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
    47. Nomasojabula Training 
    48. Nomasojabula Training Centre 
    49. NWK Beperk 
    50. Platorand Training Centre 
    51. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    52. Purple Haze Connexion (PTY) LTD 
    53. Rally Business Consulting PTY LTD 
    54. Reflections Development Institute 
    55. Regent Business School (Pty) Ltd t/a Regent Business School 
    56. RICHTEK CAMPUS. UMFOLOZI COLLEGE 
    57. School of Rail: Kimberly 
    58. Service Corps T/A Works Training School (ELANDSFONTEIN) (TP) 
    59. Shukela Training Centre 
    60. Sisezwa Business Enterprise 
    61. Sonke Training and Business Services 
    62. South African ABET Development Agency SAADA 
    63. SOUTHERN AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE DURBAN 
    64. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    65. Success Media Skills & Training Services 
    66. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    67. Sunrise Skills Training 
    68. Sycint Trading and Projects 
    69. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    70. Taletso FET College - Mafikeng/Mmabatho Campus 
    71. The Grace Institute for Leadership Development 
    72. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC 
    73. Thobologo Trading Enterprise 
    74. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    75. TIRHANI SKILLS FOR AFRICA 
    76. Tiriso Investments 
    77. Trade Avail 172 CC. 
    78. Tradesman Consulting and Training Solutions 
    79. Tshwane South Public FET College - Centurion Campus 
    80. Tshwane South Public FET College - Pretoria West Campus 
    81. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    82. Unique Training Solutions Bloemfontein 
    83. University of Venda 
    84. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    85. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 
    86. Vuselela FET College - Klerksdorp Campus 
    87. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (BLUFF) (TP) 
    88. Zwanthesa Agricultural Co-operative Limited 



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