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ADVANCED ENGLISH

PAPER ONE (ADVANCED AND STANDARD ENGLISH)

AREA OF STUDY: BELONGING


Weeks 1 to 8 (Term One)
set text: Strictly Ballroom (film) Baz Luhrman
additional texts will also be studied to explore the issues of Belonging in different contexts and in different text types.
Comprehension and text analysis
Writing skills and practise for Paper One Writing Task

You will need to examine in depth how Luhrman's film develops ideas about Belonging (including its use of film techniques) and make connections to a variety of other texts analysed in detail. Some other texts that will be examined in class are Amazing Grace (film), "The idea of ancestry" (poem by Etheridge Knight), "Nobody calls me a wog any more" (poem by Kominos), "The Tunnel" (short story by Doris Lessing).

Week 9: Oral Presentations on Area of Study (requiring discussion of Strictly Ballroom and one other text).

PAPER TWO (ADVANCED ENGLISH) STARTS FROM TERM 2
Acceptance into Advanced English requires satisfactory completion of Area of Study Belonging, including at least a Band 4 in the first two assessment events (Weeks 8 and 9).
Advanced English students will need to buy or obtain their own copy of F Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby and the play Julius Caesar by Shakespeare. Other texts will be supplied by the teacher or are available on the Wiki or via the BOS Website. In addition you should buy your own copy (or share a copy with a friend) of Strictly Ballroom, the set film for Belonging.

Remember that to obtain satisfactory reults in Advanced English you need to demonstrate a detailed sophisticated understanding of the set texts based on repeated close study. This requires close attention in class and completion of homework and additional reading.

MODULE A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF TEXTS AND CONTEXTS (The Great Gatsby and Elizabeth Barrett Browning Sonnets)
Weeks 10 - 15

MODULE B CRITICAL STUDY OF TEXT (The Speeches)
Weeks 16 - 21

MODULE C TEXT AND REPRESENTATION (Julius Caesar) plus two additional texts exploring how texts develop conflicting perspectives of an individual, a personalty or an event.

Weeks 22 - Trial Exam

TRIAL EXAM to HSC EXAM
second additional text for Text and Representation Unit
Revision of Area of Study Belonging
Revision of Modules
Attendance and active involvement during these weeks is critical to obtaining a good result.