Preparing for 2013
Make a smooth start to the new academic
year. Find out what next years course involves and
what you are required to do to ensure a successful year.
Begin by familiarising yourself with next
years course by perusing your relevant year level
page on this website. You should also peruse the section
On-Line Units where you can find reading guide
questions on the set texts as well as see the variety of
work you will be engaged with next year.
You should make it your priority to obtain
your texts early (or borrow copies from your library) and
read them over the summer vacation. If you have misplaced
your booklist, you can always find out what books youll
need by checking the Text List page on this
Year 9 going into
Relax with good books - so borrow books from your library. We have recommended titles on our wide reading pages.
Macbeth is the set text for Term 1. Read it. Borrow
an audio tape of the play from your library and/or the Polanski
film version (or any of the BBC versions) from your video
library and watch it while you read.
Year 10 going into
The Complete Maus is the set text for Term 1. Use
website to help you prepare. It is advisable
to find about about World War II and the Holocaust.
You should take time to peruse the Creating and Presenting"
area of study and consider preparing Brave New World by working through the set questions. You will find these
on the Texts page of the Visions
of the Future website.
Year 11 going into
Detailed information is provided below.
Read The Importance of Being Earnest and Catch-22.
Download the document here.
You should aim to read through all the texts for
Unit 1 (check the Year 11 Literature page on this website)
and make notes (think about their themes and issues and
characters. Write your notations in your texts.
Read and be prepared for a close
study of The Oresteia and Heart of Darkness.
When you have read the play and the novel, devise five questions
that each textl has rasied. Your questions will form the
basis of your initial lessons.
Decide on the print and non-print
texts you will read for the SAC Interpreting Print and
Non-Print Texts. Go to the Wide
Reading page on this website and choose your authors
from the Literature page. You can not use texts you have studied
in the past or that are set for the current curriculum.
This is an extended comparative interpretation
essay that must reflect extensive reading, research, world
view knowledge and deep thinking. The task topic is as follows:
Using a minimum of two of the written
texts and a minimum of one film text from the prescribed
lists, compare the ways in which
each text presents the protagonist's relationship with the
self, with other characters and with the environment (time, place, social, economic, cultural, political situation),
as well as what the authors and film director(s) are communicating
about the nature of humanity (length: 1500 words).
You will also be required to present a
oral presentation related to this task.
Detailed instructions will be provided
at your first lesson next year.
Literature Year 12
You are expected to prepare the questions on Atonement that you received at Transition.
You are also required to
view the film version of Atonement and think about
the ways the novel has been adapted into film.
You are also expected to
read all the texts, particluarly those set for the Unit
3 SACs (check the Year 12 Literature page on this website).