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Granville Boys High School

Granville Boys High School

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Standard english

What students learn

  • Compose and respond to a variety of written, spoken and visual texts.
  • Read and view at least 4 types of texts.
  • Read widely as a means of understanding.

Task requirements

  • Short responses to both seen and unseen texts.
  • Extended creative compositions and literacy responses, including forms as essays, narratives, and interview transcripts.
  • Oral presentations as part of both formal and information assessment.
  • Dramatic representations of texts studied.

Successful completion requirements

  • The ability to read and view texts of varying levels of complexity.
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a group.
  • The willingness to work independently.
  • Commitment to achieving your personal best in a challenging course.

Preliminary study

  • Introduction to senior English.
  • Practice area of study.
  • 2 elective modules such as close study of text, film study, or genre study.

Special requirements of the course is that at least 4 texts must be studied, one from each of the following:

  • prose fiction
  • drama
  • poetry
  • one drawn from non-fiction, film, media or multimedia texts.