English – Extension I and II

Prerequisites:To enrol in the Preliminary English Extension course, a student must have successfully completed the School Certificate in English and achieved a band 5 or above.

    Preliminary English (Extension) Course RequirementsIn the Preliminary English (Extension) course, students explore how and why texts are valued in and appropriated into a range of contexts. They consider why some texts may be perceived as culturally significant.

 Students undertaking the Preliminary English (Extension) course must complete:

    Module: Texts, Culture and Values : Students explore the ways in which aspects of texts from the past have been appropriated into popular culture. The module develops students’ understanding of how and why cultural values are maintained and changed.

Students examine a key text from the past and its manifestations in one or more popular cultures. Through close study they:

·      consider the relationships between the text and its culture

·      explore the language of the texts and examine the ways in which language shapes and reflects values

·      consider the effects of different ways of responding to texts

·      consider the ways and reasons the original and later manifestations of the text are valued.

Students also explore, analyse and critically evaluate different examples of such appropriations in a range of contexts and media, including some appropriations of their own choosing.

Students develop a range of imaginative, interpretive and analytical compositions, including some which explore the relationships between key texts from the past and texts in popular culture. These compositions may be realised in various forms and media. Students investigate topics and ideas, engage in independent learning activities and develop skills in sustained composition.

    HSC English Extension Course 1 Requirements: In the HSC English Extension Course 1, students explore ideas of value and consider how cultural values and systems of valuation arise.

Students undertaking HSC English Extension Course 1 must complete ONE elective chosen from ONE of the HSC Modules A, B or C

    HSC English Extension Course 2 Requirements

In the HSC English Extension Course 2 students develop a sustained composition, and document and reflect on this process.

Students undertaking HSC English Extension Course 2 must complete the Major Work.

In the HSC English Extension Course 1, students explore ideas of value and consider how cultural values and systems

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