Judy Hickey email@example.com
In Year 10 English, students engage with a range of literature – analysing how the authors make language choices and use style features to shape ideas and perspectives. The aim of the course is to encourage and enable students to use language as vehicle for thought, creativity, reflection, self-expression, analysis and social interaction. The skills of listening, speaking, reading, viewing and presenting a variety of contexts are fostered, as well as developing a critical and creative voice. Each unit of work is underpinned by a conceptual understanding and line of inquiry for the student to engage with.
In 2016, students undertook tasks within the following units of work:
- Voices from the Past
Novel Study: John Boyne’s The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas OR Jane Yolen’s Briar Rose
Poetry Study: Chinua Achebe, Nissim Ezekiel, Pastor Niemoller, Wilfred Owen, Kenneth Slessor.
- Love’s Fickle Fortune
Play Study: William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet
Film Study: Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet
- The History of Mystery
Short Story Study: a range of authors including Roald Dahl, Ian Rankin, Agatha Christie, etc.
TV Episodes: Alfred Hitchcock Presents
- Independent Novel Study
Novel Study: Independent choice of novel.
- Why do We Laugh?
Comparative Film Study: Peter Faiman’s Crocodile Dundee and Jamie Uys’ The Gods Must Be Crazy
In 2016, students demonstrated evidence of their learning through the following assessment tasks:
Critical Essay- Novel
Analytical Essay – Romeo & Juliet
Semester 1 Examiantion
Original Mystery Narrative
Multimodal Presentation – Analysis of Independent Novel
Comparative Essay – Film Study
Semester 2 Examination