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Advanced English

What students learn

  • Compose and respond to a variety of complex written, spoken and visual texts.
  • Read and view a variety of complex texts - including at least ONE Shakespeare text.
  • Read widely as a means of increasing understanding in the Area of Study and Electives.

Task requirements

  • Short responses to both seen and unseen texts.
  • Extended creative compositions and literacy responses. These may include such forms as essays, narratives, interview transcripts, and wiki discussions.
  • Oral presentations, including podcasts, as part of both formal and informal assessment.
  • Dramatic representations of texts studied.

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 increasingly complex 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.

What students study

Area of study:

  • one elective from each of the following modules: Comparative study of texts, critical study of texts, representation of text.

Special requirements of the course

5 texts must be studied, one from each of the following:

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

Higher school certificate (HSC) examination

A written examination paper consisting of:

  • Area of study (common course content) (40%)
  • three modules (60%).

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