Literature aims to develop literary competence and enjoyment in responding to a range of texts: classical, popular, traditional and modern. Literature is an interactive study between the distinctive language of a text, the social/political/economic context in which a text was produced and the values implicit and explicit in life experiences that the reader brings to a text.
These units examine such questions and involve students in analysing a range of texts, developing skills in reading closely and critically and discussing and debating various ways of interpreting and evaluating texts.
Unit 1: This unit enables students to develop effective reading strategies, to examine the ideas and views of life which are presented in the literature studied, and to relate what they read to their own lives. The unit covers various types of literature with a special focus on recent texts.
Unit 2: This unit focuses on developing reading strategies and personal responses to literature and an understanding of how themes and ideas in texts relate to personal and social experiences. It covers a variety of literature with an emphasis on works from classic texts.
Units 3 and 4: The study of literature is a means of exploring human experience. It involves asking questions such as, whose and what experiences are given voice in the text? How are they created through the text's use of language and literary devices? What does the text's representation of characters and events suggest about the values and views of the text?
Units 1 and 2: Essay Writing
Personal Reader Response
Unit 3: School Assessed Coursework 25 per cent
Unit 4: School Assessed Coursework 25 per cent
Units 3 and 4: Examination 50 per cent
Design and Technology
Chinese Second Language
Chinese First Language
Indonesian Second Language
Indonesian First Language
Texts & Traditions
Visual Communication & Design
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