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Granville Boys High School

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English extension 1

What students learn

  • Compose and respond to a variety of complex written, spoken and visual texts.
  • Read and view a variety of complex texts to refine understanding and appreciation of the cultural roles and significance of texts.
  • Read widely as a means of exploring multiple meanings and relative values of texts.

Task requirements:

  • Extended creative compositions and literary responses. These may include such forms as essays, narratives, tutorial presentations and wiki discussions
  • orals presentations, including podcasts, as part of both formal and informal assessment
  • reflection statement
  • journal.

Successful completion requirements

  • High level of competence in reading and viewing texts of varying levels of complexity.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a group to increase understanding of written, spoken and visual texts.
  • The ability to compose sustained texts in a variety of forms and for different audiences and purposes.
  • The ability to work independently as part of both internal and external assessment.
  • Commitment to achieving your personal best in a demanding course.

Preliminary study:

  • Introduction to literary theory
  • module: texts, culture and value
  • ndependent investigation

Special requirements of the course

  • Students will be expected to complete an independent investigation of texts and produce a writing portfolio as an extension of the knowledge, skills and understanding developed in their English courses

School assessment

  • A podcast.
  • In-class essay.
  • Writing portfolio.
  • Yearly examination.