VCE Literature focuses on the meaning derived from texts, the relationship between texts, the contexts in which texts are produced and how readers’ experiences shape their responses to texts
Area of Study 1: Reading practices
Area of Study 2: Exploration of literary movements and genres
Area of Study 1: Voices of Country
Area of Study 2: The text in its context
Area of Study 1: Adaptations and transformations
Area of Study 2: Developing interpretations
Area of Study 1: Creative responses to texts
Area of Study 2: Close analysis of texts
VCE Literature focuses on the meanings derived from the texts, the relationships between texts, the contexts in which they are produced and how readers’ experiences shape their responses to texts.
VCE Literature enables students to examine the historical, social and cultural contexts within which both readers and texts are situated. The texts selected for study are drawn from a wide range of eras, a variety of forms and diverse social and cultural contexts.
Students are required to read 6 novels for the year – 3 per semester. A love of reading is critical for this subject.
Possible Assessment Tasks
Written interpretative essays, short answer or analysis, oral responses, close passage analysis and cre- ative responses.
Specific careers include: linguistics, speech pathology, journalism, writing, teaching, governmental careers, any organisation which produces documentation, briefs, careers in law, and any area where language is valued and scrutinised.
Year 11 & 12