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10 English Literature

Literature classes will prepare Year 10 students for VCE Literature, and build the following skills:

  • Fluency of writing
  • Depth of analysis
  • Sophistication of vocabulary

Note: Literature is a single semester subject, however students can choose to take one or both semesters of English Literature.

 

This link shows a selection of jobs that have some relation to the subject of: English Literature

 

LITERATURE 1

Literature Now: Modern Masterpieces

We watched the world change around us this year, so why are we studying the same old texts? What new and interesting literature is just waiting for us to discover it?

In this class, Year 10 students will explore a variety of genres, text types, media, authors, themes, and topics to gain a better understanding of the present and future of English Literature.

For example, in this class students will get to experience texts like:

  • Poems and songs by artists like Tupac, Beyoncé, Nirvana, or Billie Eilish
  • Genres like science fiction, horror, humour, or romance
  • A novel like Breakfast At Tiffany’s, The House on Mango Street, or Animal Farm
  • The crafting of their own creative writing

 

LITERATURE 2

Essential Reads: Reviving the Classics

Have you ever wondered what people talk about when they discuss “the great works” of English Literature? Do you feel like you’re missing out not having studied these classics?

In this class, Year 10 students will explore a variety of genres, text types, authors, themes, and topics to gain a better understanding of the foundations of English Literature.

For example, in this class students will get to experience texts like:

  • A play from playwrights like Shakespeare, one of the Ancient Greeks, or Chaucer
  • Short stories from authors like Edgar Allen Poe, Henry Lawson, or Kate Chopin
  • Poems like “No Man Is An Island” by John Donne, “Beowulf,” the first known poem in the English language, or “Goblin Market,” a strange children’s poem by Christina Rosetti
  • The crafting of their own creative writing
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