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.
Classes are offered to enrolled students: Junior (7-8) and Intermediate (9-10) and 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
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.
Patrice Honnef, Head of Department English
Literature Extension | T 40503046| E firstname.lastname@example.org