Literature (Units 1 & 2) ATAR

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Course Code:
University Pathway
English B grade/ Exam 70%
Course Description:

In the Literature ATAR course, students learn to create readings of literary texts and to create their own texts, including essays, poems, short stories, plays and multimodal texts. Students engage with literary theory and study literary texts in great detail. Students learn to read texts in terms of their cultural, social and historical contexts; their values and attitudes; and their generic conventions and literary techniques. They enter the discourse about readings, reading practices and the possibility of multiple readings. Students learn to create texts paying attention to contexts, values and conventions. Students learn about literary language, narrative, image and the power of representation. Students experience the aesthetic and intellectual pleasure that reading and creating literary texts can bring. 

Course Assessment:
Extended written response 10-20%
Short written response 30-40%
Creative production of a literary text 10-20%
Oral 10-20%
Examination 20-30%
Note – A detailed assessment outline will be provided to students at the commencement of the course.
Further Study:
Year 12 Literature (Units 3 & 4) ATAR
Additional Information:
This course is designed for students who read extensively and have a love of literature. It would be suited to students who intend to study Literature, Journalism or a similar humanities subject at University.