Advanced English – Module B: Critical Study of Literature
Students develop analytical and critical knowledge, understanding and an appreciation of a literary text.
Develop informed personal responses about the text in its entirety.
Understand quality of text and the notion of textual integrity.
Students study ONE text.
Analyse its construction, content and language.
Construct their own interpretation of the text.
Base judgements on research and reading.
Consider contexts and its reception.
Investigate the perspective of others.
Appreciate and express values about the aesthetic and imaginative aspects of a text.
Compose creative and critical texts of their own.
Language forms and features must be commented on.
Students need to draft, appraise and refine their own texts.
All notes taken from: NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. English Standard: Stage 6 Syllabus.
If you have been around the traps long enough, then you will notice that this module is quite similar to the old Year 12 ‘Critical Study of Text’.
The major requirements: students have to study ONE text and create their own creative and critical texts.
Some of you may now be thinking, I can re-use my old materials to avoid reinventing the wheel.
Others are thinking, this is the time to refresh and revitalise our programs.
Wherever your decision might dwell, the obvious idea is to choose quality literature. Why? Well, then there will be many personal responses, a representation of textual integrity, critical essays on the text and available lectures.
Standard English – Module B: Close Study of Literature