A Breakdown of the English A & B SBA Reflection.


There has been some debate as to whether there should be three separate reflections on each artefact or three entries integrating the analysis of all three artefacts. I hope this breakdown will adequately answer these questions. Three essays are NOT required for the reflection. But the candidate must produce three reflections  on the three aspects indicated on page 39 of the syllabus. 1.       What should  the English SBA Reflection entail? Writing the three ‘Reflection’ entries means that the student working individually: (a)                chooses three pieces of material related to the theme, one of which must be print; (b)                creates a first entry in which they record how each of the three stimuli affected their understanding of and reaction to the theme; (c)                 creates a second entry which comments on the language techniques used, for example, figurative language, emotional language, descriptive language, denotative and connotative language, levels of formality, use of dialect, jargon; and, (d)                creates a third entry which comments on how the process of doing the English SBA on the selected theme has helped you to grow. For example, increased understanding, competence, awareness, changes in behaviour, attitude, and world view. This last entry of the reflection should be delayed until close to the completion of the SBA.
 2.               What is meant by ‘discuss the use of language’ in the reflection for the English SBA? When students discuss the use of language found in their selected stimuli (pieces of material) they will comment on the techniques (word choice, figurative language) used by the writer to communicate his/her message.  The discussion should include: (a)                identification of techniques; and, (b)                comments on how these techniques helped/hindered the delivery of the message (information).