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Literature

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​Does this subject contribute to an ATAR? Yes (General subject)
How many credits does this subject contribute towards QCE? 4 

What is Literature?

Literature focuses on the study of literary texts, developing students as independent, innovative, and creative learners and thinkers who appreciate the aesthetic use of language, analyse perspectives and evidence, and challenge ideas and interpretations through the analysis and creation of varied literary texts.

Students engage with language and texts through a range of teaching and learning experiences to foster the skills to communicate effectively. They make choices about generic structures, language, textual features, and technologies to participate actively in the dialogue and detail of literary analysis and the creation of imaginative and analytical texts in a range of modes, mediums, and forms.

Students explore how literary texts shape perceptions of the world and enable us to enter the worlds of others. They explore ways in which literary texts may reflect or challenge social and cultural ways of thinking and influence audiences.


What makes a student suited to Literature?

Students who achieve success in Literature are those who: 
  • have an inquiring mind, an interest in reading a variety of interesting texts and are considering university study 
  • have demonstrated an exceptional ability to create both written and spoken texts 
  • are able to work both independently and in a team environment 
  • have the ability to create both analytical and creative texts 
  • are able to manage their time and are motivated to be successful
What prerequisites must students meet in order to take this subject?
Minimum of C+ standard in Year 9 Core/Extension English


What is the cost of this subject?

Nil - all costs covered by Shared Resource Hire Scheme

What materials or equipment do I need for this subject?

  • A4 exercise book for class use
  • laptop​


What do students study in this subject and how are they assessed?

 

Unit Overviews

Assessment
Year 10
Semester 1
Introduction to literary studies
  • Ways literary texts are received and responded to 
  • How textual choices affect re​aders 
  • Creating analytical and imagi​native texts 

Summative assessment 1: Extended response — imaginative spoken/multimodal response

 

Summative assessment 2: Examination — analytical written response

 
Semester 2

Texts and culture

• Ways literary texts connect with each other — genre, concepts, and contexts

• Ways literary texts connect with each other — style and structure

• Creating analytical and imaginative texts

Summative assessment 3: Extended response — imaginative written response

 

Summative assessment 4: Examination — analytical written response​

Year 11Unit 1

Introduction to literary studies

• Ways literary texts are received and responded to

• How textual choices affect readers

• Creating analytical and imaginative texts

Formative internal assessment 1: 25%

Extended response — imaginative spoken/multimodal response

 Formative internal assessment 2: 25%

Examination — analytical written response

Unit 2

Texts and culture

• Ways literary texts connect with each other — genre, concepts and contexts

• Ways literary texts connect with each other — style and structure

• Creating analytical and imaginative texts

Formative internal assessment 3: 25%

Extended response — imaginative written response

Formative internal assessment 4: 25% Examination — analytical written response

Year 12Unit 3

Literature and identity

• Relationship between language, culture and identity in literary texts

• Power of language to represent ideas, events and people

• Creating analytical and imaginative texts

Summative internal assessment 1 (IA1): 25%

• Extended response — imaginative spoken/multimodal response

 

Summative internal assessment 2 (IA2): 25%

• Examination — analytical written response

Unit 4

Independent explorations

• Dynamic nature of literary interpretation

• Close examination of style, structure and subject matter

• Creating analytical and imaginative texts

Summative internal assessment 3 (IA3): 25%

• Extended response — imaginative written response

 Summative external assessment (EA): 25%

• Examination — analytical written response​




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Last reviewed 04 August 2022
Last updated 04 August 2022