The study of Literature fosters students’ enjoyment and appreciation of the artistic and aesthetic merits of stories and storytelling, and enables stu- dents to participate more fully in the cultural conversations that take place around them. By reading and exploring a diverse range of established and emerging literary works, students become increasingly empowered to dis- cuss texts. As both readers and writers, students extend their creativity and high-order thinking to express and develop their critical and creative voices.

    Unit Topics

    Unit 1 – Reading practices and exploration of literary movements and genres 

    Unit 2 – Voices of country and the text in its context

    Unit 3 – Adaptations and transformations. Developing interpretations. 

    Unit 4 – Creative responses to texts and close analysis of texts.

    Skill Development

    • enjoy reading a range of challenging literary texts
    • approach unfamiliar texts and negotiate diverse literary territories with confidence
    • explore the ways in which author’s craft their writing
    • recognise there are many possible ways of interpreting literary texts
    • develop their own responses to texts, recognising the impact of form, features and language in the creation of meaning
    • write creatively and critically, and develop their individual voice
    • consider the views of others, including when developing interpretations
    • express their ideas, through all language modes, with insight and flair.

    Possible Assessment Tasks

    • a close analysis of one or more selected passages
    • an essay (comparative or analytical)
    • a debate
    • reading journal entries
    • an in-class seminar
    • a creative response to a text(s) studied
    • a written review
    • a multimedia response

    Career Options

    Journalists, public relations, lawyer, writer, editor, marketing, publicist, social science

    Year 10