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Year 11 and 12 Literature

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​​​Pre-requisi​​tes

Attaining a C in English – inclusive of a B for the creative task – is beneficial and strongly advised for admission and success. ​

Co-requisi​​tes

​None

​Subject Descr​iption

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.

Weekly workload in hou​​​rs

4+ hours

Structu​re

​​Unit 1​
Unit 2​
​Unit 3
Unit 4​​
​​Introduction to literary studies​
​Intertextuality​
​​Literature and identity​
​Independent explorations​
​Ways literary texts are received and responded to​
​Ways literary texts connect with each other – genre, concepts and contexts​
​Relationship between language, culture and identity in literary texts​
​Dynamic nature of literary interpretation​
​How textual choices affect readers​
​​​Ways literary texts connect with each other – style and structure​
​Power of language to represent ideas, events and people​
​Close examination of style, structure and subject matter ​
​Creating analytical and creative texts​
​Creating analytical and creative texts​
​Creating analytical and creative texts​
​​Creating analytical and creative texts​

​Assessme​​​nt​

Four formative assessments are completed in Units 1 and 2. In Units 3 and 4, students complete four summative assessments. The results from each of the assessments are added together to provide a subject score out of 100. Students will also receive an overall subject result (A-E). 

​​Summative assessments 

​​Unit 3
​​Unit 4​​​
​Summative internal assessment 1 (IA1): Examination — analytical written response ​
​25%​
​Summative internal assessment 3 (IA3): Extended response — imaginative writte​n response ​
​25%

​Summative internal assessment 2 (IA2): Extended response — imaginative spoken/multimodal response ​
​25%
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​25%


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Last reviewed 10 June 2021
Last updated 10 June 2021