Year 10 — 2012
Literature [Semester Unit]
This unit is offered to encourage and to extend capable English students in their reading and study of a wide range of literature. It requires students to make a detailed study of the main literary forms and to work to develop their literary skills of appreciation and expression through a close reading of text.
- a greater awareness of a range of literature
- an awareness of different ‘readings’ of text
- skills of written and oral expression
- a deeper understanding of a range of texts and genres
- skills of detailed and close analysis
- the ability to construct a detailed and convincing argument
- Poetry: Students will be exposed to a range of poetic forms including the lyric, narrative, blank verse and sonnet. Particular emphasis is placed on showing students how to comprehend and analyze the link between poetic form and meaning.
- Short Story: A number of short stories will be studied in order to investigate the interrelation between form, style and meaning.
- Extended Fiction: A detailed study of one core novel and one play with emphasis on the importance
of various structural elements to the meaning of these texts. These include point-of-view, theme, plot, characterization and various language elements such as imagery, symbolism and irony.
- Wide Reading: Students will be directed toward a range of literature beyond the core texts through
a recommended reading list. It is an expectation of the course that students will
establish and maintain an appropriate personal wide reading regime.
Two Oral Presentation Assignments
Creative Writing Folio
Close Analysis Work based on the Play, Novel and Poetry