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VCE English

Literature Unit 1 and 2

Prerequisites

Successful completion of Level 10 AUSVELS (Australian Curriculum) Standards in English.

Course Description

Unit 1: Approaches to Literature

This unit focusses on the ways in which the interaction between text and reader creates meaning. The student's analyses of the features and conventions of texts helps them develop increasingly discriminating responses to a range of literary forms and styles.

Unit 2: Context and Connections

In this unit students explore the ways literary texts connect with each other and with the world. They deepen their examination of the ways their own culture and the cultures represented in texts can influence their interpretations and shape different meanings. Drawing on a range of literary texts, students consider the relationships between authors, audiences and contexts.

Areas of Study (Unit 1)

Reading Practices

  • Consider how language, structure and stylistic choices are used in different literary forms and types of text.
  • Consider both print and non-print texts, reflecting on the contribution of form and style to meaning.
  • Reflect on the degree to which points of view, experiences and contexts shape responses to texts.
  • Engage with their views about texts and develop an awareness of how these views may influence and enhance their own reading of a text.

Ideas and Concerns in Texts

  • The ways social and cultural contexts are represented.
  • How texts reflect or comment on the interests of individuals and particular groups in society and how texts may support or question particular aspects of society.

Areas of Study (Unit 2)

The Text, the Reader and their Contexts

  • Interrelationships between the text, readers and their social and cultural contexts.
  • Students reflect on their own background and experience in developing their response to the representation of social and cultural concerns and values of a text from a past era.
  • Explore the text to understand its point of view and what it endorses and questions, and identify the language and representations that reflect the period, ideas and concerns of the text.
  • Respond critically and creatively to reflect or comment on the text.

Exploring Connections Between Texts

  • How two or more texts relate to and influence each other.
  • How meaning in texts are evolving and open to a range of interpretations and change in relation to other texts.
  • How the reading of a text can change according to the form of the text and its context.

Assessment

Unit 1 Outcomes
Assessment Tasks
(school-assessed coursework)
Respond to a range of texts and reflect on influences shaping these responses.

Selected from:

Folio; investigative report; test; essay; case study; short answer questions; written or oral analysis of data; analysis of spoken and/or written text; oral/multimodal presentation.

Analyse the ways in which texts reflect or comment on the ideas and concerns of individuals and particular groups in society.

 

Unit 2 Outcomes
Assessment Tasks
(school-assessed coursework)
Analyse and respond critically and creatively to the ways a text from the past era or a different culture reflect or comment on the ideas and concerns of individuals and groups in that context.

Selected from:

Folio; investigative report; test; essay; case study; short answer questions; written or oral analysis of data; analysis of spoken and/or written text; oral/multimodal presentation.

Compare texts considering the dialogic nature of texts and how they influence each other.

Note: In addition to graded tasks, Literature coursework must be completed to satisfactorily achieve the outcomes in each unit. This coursework includes reading and annotating set texts, writing reflections and completing practice writing tasks. 

Overall Final Assessment

End of Semester Examination 

Information can be obtained from the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, Victoria, Australia: www.vcaa.vic.edu.au