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Granville Boys High School

Granville Boys High School

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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.

What students study

Area of study:

  • one elective from each of the following modules — experience through language, texts in society, and close study of text.

Special requirements of the course

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.

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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