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Literature Extension

​The Literature Extension program targets motivated and high-achieving students from years 7, 8, 9 and 10, who thrive in English and desire additional extension to what is already covered in the curriculum.

In 2019 two classes will be offered to existing students: Junior (7-8) and Intermediate (9-10), taught by Mr Daniel Miller and Ms Catherine Hicks respectively.

Students in this program typically love reading, writing and the world of literature. The focus is to expose students to classic texts of all forms that are revered for their writing and integration of complex themes.  These texts will be used to promote higher level thinking and dynamic discussion points.  In short, the program offers selected students the opportunity to excel and extend their knowledge base and skills in English Literature.

The program is structured formally around four units of work across the school year.  These units require students to read and study a specific text or texts (such as novels, plays, poetry, stories and essays) over the course of the term.  Students will be allocated tasks based on these texts that aim to test, nurture and extend their intellectual capacity and understanding beyond what the standard national curriculum offers.  Students will be assessed once at the end of each term with an assessment item.  This assessment will require the student to perform a variety of tasks that assess reading, writing and/or speaking abilities. While assessment is a key part of the course, above all it is intended to foster in students a love for learning: classes will be stimulating, challenging and fun!

Due to the academically advanced nature of this program numbers are limited. Interested students will be required to complete a formal selection process which is considers the student’s past academic performance in English and NAPLAN (Literacy only). In addition, students will be presented with a stimulus question which they must respond to in a persuasive, written response under supervised exam conditions.

Information will go out to students in Week 1 of Term 1, 2019. The selection process will be completed by end Week 2, and classes will commence Week 3, Term One.
Clio Carney, Head of Department English
Literature Extension
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