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How to Plan and Implement the 2018 English Stage 6 Curriculum and Survive Auditing Part II

June 2, 2017

 

Where does one start?

 

The enormity of the project can be overwhelming.

 

Be comforted by following these instructions; it will help relieve your stress.

 

Starting points can be different for all teachers.

 

I like to begin with the English Stage 6 Prescriptions: Modules, Electives and Texts 2019- 2023.

 

You need to choose the Year 12 texts first, I believe. Then you can complement them with your chosen Year 11 texts.

 

Look at page 5 of the PDF. Choose the Standard English Course first and follow the text requirements.

 

HSC English Standard text requirements

  • Close study of THREE TYPES OF PRESCRIBED TEXTS, one drawn from EACH of the following categories:

    • prose fiction

    • poetry OR drama

    • film OR media OR nonfiction.

  • At least TWO short prescribed texts must be studied for Module C: The Craft of Writing but do not contribute to the required pattern of prescribed texts for the course.

  • Students must also study ONE related text in the Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences.

 

Page 9 of the PDF has a handy table for you to fill out so that you don’t forget anything.

 

This is where it gets tricky…

 

Do you choose your prose fiction from the Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences?

 

Prose fiction

Doerr, Anthony, All the Light We Cannot See, Fourth Estate/HarperCollins, 2015,

ISBN: 9780007548699

Lohrey, Amanda, Vertigo, Black Inc, 2009, ISBN: 9781863954303

Orwell, George, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Penguin Classics, 2004, ISBN: 9780141187761

Parrett, Favel, Past the Shallows, Hachette Australia, 2013, ISBN: 9780733630491

 

 

Or would you prefer a text from the Module A: Language, Identity and Culture?

 

Prose fiction

Lawson, Henry, The Penguin Henry Lawson Short Stories, Penguin, 2009, ISBN: 9780143180128

‘The Drover’s Wife’, ‘The Union Buries Its Dead’, ‘Shooting the Moon’, ‘Our Pipes’, ‘The Loaded Dog’

Levy, Andrea, Small Island, Headline Publishing Group, 2004, ISBN: 9780755307500

 

 

Or is your prose fiction within the Module B: Close Study of Literature?

 

Prose fiction

Anderson, MT, Feed, Candlewick Press, 2012, ISBN: 9780763662622

Haddon, Mark, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Red Fox/Random House, 2014, ISBN: 9781782953463

 

 

What might help you make the decision?

 

  • Texts in the current book room

  • Favoured texts of the English Faculty

  • Student cohorts and their likes/dislikes/contexts

  • Cost

 

You may choose a novel and then decide that the other choices that you made for ‘poetry or drama’ or ‘nonfiction or film or media’ are affected.

 

It becomes a puzzle that you need to work out.

 

 

Do you choose your poetry or drama from the Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences?

 

Poetry (p) or drama (d)/Shakespearean drama (S)

  • Dobson, Rosemary, Rosemary Dobson Collected, University of Queensland Press, 2012, ISBN: 9780702239113 (p)

‘Young Girl at a Window’, ‘Over the Hill’, ‘Summer’s End’, ‘The Conversation’, ‘Cock Crow’, ‘Amy Caroline’, ‘Canberra Morning’,

  • Slessor, Kenneth, Selected Poems, A & R Classics/HarperCollins, 2014,

ISBN: 9780732299361 (p)

‘Wild Grapes’, ‘Gulliver’, ‘Out of Time’, ‘Vesper-Song of the Reverend Samuel Marsden’, ‘William Street’, ‘Beach Burial’

  • Harrison, Jane, Rainbow’s End, from Cleven, Vivienne et al, Contemporary Indigenous Plays, Currency Press, 2007, ISBN: 9780868197951 (d)

Miller, Arthur, The Crucible, Penguin Classics, 2000, ISBN: 9780141182551 (d)

Shakespeare, William, The Merchant of Venice, Cambridge University Press, 2014, ISBN: 9781107615397 (d/S*)

 

*In order to satisfy the text requirements of the different English courses, The Merchant of Venice is classified as a drama text for the Standard course and as a Shakespearean drama text for the Advanced course.

 

 

Or would you prefer a text from the Module A: Language, Identity and Culture?

 

Poetry (p) or drama (d)

Aitken, Adam, Boey, Kim Cheng and Cahill, Michelle (eds), Contemporary Asian Australian Poets, Puncher and Wattmann, 2013, ISBN: 9781921450655 (p)

Merlinda Bobis, ‘This is where it begins’; Miriam Wei Wei Lo, ‘Home’; Ouyang Yu, ‘New Accents’; Vuong Pham, ‘Mother’; Jaya Savige, ‘Circular Breathing’; Maureen Ten (Ten Ch’in Ü), ‘Translucent Jade’

Cobby Eckermann, Ali, Inside my Mother, Giramondo Publishing, 2015,

ISBN: 9781922146885 (p)

‘Trance’, ‘Unearth’, ‘Oombulgarri’, ‘Eyes’, ‘Leaves’, ‘Key’

Lawler, Ray, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, Currency Press, 2012, ISBN: 9780868199672 (d)

Shaw, Bernard, Pygmalion, Penguin Classics, 2003, ISBN: 9780141439501 (d)

Valentine, Alana, Shafana and Aunt Sarrinah, Currency Press, 2010, ISBN: 9780868198828 (d)

 

 

Or is your poetry or drama choice within the Module B: Close Study of Literature?

 

Poetry (p) or drama (d)

Gray, Robert, Coast Road, Black Inc, 2014, ISBN: 9781863957021 (p)

‘Journey, the North Coast’, ‘Flames and Dangling Wire’, ‘Harbour Dusk’, ‘Byron Bay: Winter’, ‘Description of a Walk’, ‘24 Poems’

Noonuccal, Oodgeroo NESA NSW Syllabus website (p)

‘The Past’, ‘China…Woman’, ‘Reed Flute Cave’, ‘Entombed Warriors’, ‘Visit to Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall’, ‘Sunrise on Huampu River’, ‘A Lake Within a Lake’

Rankin, Scott, Namatjira from Namatjira & Ngapartji Ngapartji – Two plays by Scott Rankin, Currency Press, 2012, ISBN: 9780868199221 (d)

Shakespeare, William, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cambridge University Press, 2014, ISBN: 9781107615458 (d)

 

Don’t forget about nonfiction or film or media…

 

Do you choose your nonfiction or film or media from the Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences?

 

Nonfiction (nf), film (f) or media (m)

Funder, Anna, Stasiland, Text Publishing, 2003, ISBN: 9781877008917 (nf)

Weir, Peter, The Truman Show, Paramount, 1998 (f)

Nasht, Simon, Frank Hurley: The Man Who Made History, Mitra Films, 2004 (m)

 

 

Or would you prefer a text from the Module A: Language, Identity and Culture?

 

Nonfiction

Garner, Helen, ‘Dear Mrs Dunkley’

Orwell, George, ‘The Sporting Spirit’

Plath, Sylvia, ‘A Comparison’

Vowell, Sarah, ‘What He Said There’

 

Speeches

Burney, Linda, ‘First speech to the House of Representatives as Member for Barton’

Jobs, Steve, ‘How to Live Before You Die’

Keating, Paul, ‘Funeral Service of The Unknown Australian Soldier’

Rowling, JK, ‘The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination’

 

 

Or is your choice within the Module B: Close Study of Literature?

 

Nonfiction (nf), film (f) or media (m)

Funder, Anna, Stasiland, Text Publishing, 2003, ISBN: 9781877008917 (nf)

Weir, Peter, The Truman Show, Paramount, 1998 (f)

Nasht, Simon, Frank Hurley: The Man Who Made History, Mitra Films, 2004 (m)

 

Let’s not forget Module C – BUT:

 

The two short prescribed texts studied for

Module C: The Craft of Writing

do not contribute to the required pattern of prescribed texts for the course.

 

Module C: Support Document

 

http://syllabus.nesa.nsw.edu.au/assets/global/files/english-prescriptions-2019-2023-module-c-support-document.pdf

 

Go back to your H.S.C texts requirements planner and make sure that you have a text in each box.

 

Ask yourself:

 

  • Do we have access to these texts?

  • Are they in the book room or available through Clickview or on the Internet?

  • Does our school budget allow for the purchasing of new texts? If so, how much?

  • What texts will I now choose for Year 11? This will be discussed next week in:

 

 

How to Plan and Implement the 2018 English Stage 6 Curriculum and Survive Auditing Part III

 

 

Hoping that all of your students with colds this week, will avoid you like the plague,

 

Until next week,

 

Mil 😊
 

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