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UNIT 1 Literature

On completion of this unit the student should be able to respond to a range of texts and reflect on influences shaping these responses.

Poetry—from 16th to 18th century:
• Selected poetry: John Donne and William Blake
• Independent reading and analysis of other poets during these periods

Play: The Tempest by William Shakespeare

Summative Assessment—SAC 1: Close Analysis
Three passages on the text The Tempest will be set. Students are required to write a sustained interpretation by analysing how the literary features, linkages, parallels and contrasts between three different passages contribute to a plausible interpretation of the text.

On completion of this unit the student should be able to analyse the ways in which texts reflect or comment on the ideas and concerns of individuals and particular groups in society.

Poetry—from 16th to 18th century:
• Selected poetry: John Donne and William Blake
• Independent reading and analysis of other poets during these periods

Formative Assessment Task—Comparative Poetry Analysis
Independent reading and comparative analysis of a range of poets between the 16th and 18th centuries.

Novel: Far from the Madding Crowd
by Thomas Hardy

Summative Assessment—SAC 2: Literary Perspectives
A sustained critical analysis of the ways in which the views and values in Far from the Madding Crowd can be interpreted and influenced by applying one theoretical perspective such as Psychoanalytical, Marxist or Feminist.
• Approximate length: 800 words

UNIT 2 Literature

On completion of this unit the student should be able to analyse and respond critically and creatively to the ways a text from a past era and/or a different culture reflect or comment on the ideas and concerns of individuals and groups in that context.

Poetry—from 19th to 20th centuries:
• Selected poetry: W.B. Yeats and Gwen Harwood
• Independent reading and analysis of other poets during these periods

Short Stories:
Where I’m Calling From by Raymond Carver

Summative Assessment—SAC 1: Creative Response
Text:
Where I’m Calling From
The creation of an original text by adopting the author's style, themes and concerns in Where I’m Calling From:
• Create an original piece of writing by re-creating, reworking or extending an aspect of the text, such as adding to the text, or rewriting an episode in the text from another point of view.
• Approximate length: 1000—1500
and
• A critical reflective commentary discussing aspects of the text on which their own writing is based, and discuss the purpose and context of their response.
• Approximate length: 700—800

On completion of this unit the student should be able to compare texts considering the dialogic nature of texts and how they influence each other.

Poetry—from 19th to 20th centuries:
• Selected poetry: W.B. Yeats and Gwen Harwood
• Independent reading and analysis of other poets during these periods.

Texts:
Novel: Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Film: Mrs Dalloway directed by Marlene Gorris (1997)

Summative Assessment—SAC 2: Comparative Essay
An extended comparative essay on two or more texts analysing the differences and/or similarities between the texts and the ways that texts relate to and influence each other. Students are to examine how that meanings of texts are evolving and open to a range of interpretations and change in relation to other texts. Students consider how the reading of a text can change according to the form of the text and its context. They investigate and analyse how different interpretations of texts are influenced by language features and structures.
• Approximate length: 1000—1500


Examination

Exam duration: 90 minutes.

Close Analysis—Poetry
Students will choose between two poets studied during the course of the year. Three poems or extracts from each poet will be set. Students are required to choose one poet and write a sustained interpretation by analysing how the literary features, linkages, parallels and contrasts between three passages contribute to a plausible interpretation of the poet's poetry as a whole.

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