English Literary Studies
|Pre-requisite||None. Successful completion of Stage 1 English Literary Studies or equivalent is recommended.|
Who is this course for?
Students who enjoy reading, viewing, reflecting, and analysing a variety of texts, including novels, prose, poetry, drama, articles, and film. Students with strong analytical skills and a wide vocabulary are well suited to this course.
What will I learn?
This course is divided into three areas:
- Responding to texts: Students produce up to five responses to shared texts including extended prose, poetry, film, and drama texts. One of the responses is a critical perspectives task where students analyse a text from two critical perspectives. Students learn to construct logical and convincing arguments and consider a range of critical interpretations of texts.
- Creating Texts: Students produce two creating texts for a range of genres. Students produce one transformative text with an accompanying writer's statement and one creating text.
- Text Study: Students will complete a written comparative analysis of one shared text and one independent text. Students will also sit a 90 minute critical reading examination.
How will I be assessed?
School assessment: 70%
- Assessment Type 1: Responding to Texts (50%)
- Assessment Type 2: Creating Texts (20%)
External assessment: 30%
- Assessment Type 3: Text Study
- PART A: Comparative Text Study (15%)
- PART B: Critical Reading Exam (90 minutes) (15%)
Students who complete 20 credits of Stage 2 English Literary Studies with a C– grade or better will meet the literacy requirement of the SACE.
None. Successful completion of Stage 1 English Literary Studies or equivalent is recommended.
Last updated: 02 August 2022