This course is designed to meet the needs of those moving on to TAFE or into the workforce. It aims to prepare students for a life beyond school. It maintains a focus on language competence with a view to developing written and oral communication skills in contexts such as job seeking, consumer affairs, personal travel, community groups and the workplace. General English is the minimum requirement
for TAFE entry.
If you’re thinking of a career in the Theatre, the Media or the Law, this course is an essential starting point. It is a course that demands engagement with a broad range of complex literary and media texts.
Students require a high degree of language competence to be successful at this level. The focus is on textual analysis, language appreciation, how language functions in society and how meaning is constructed. In Year 12, the two units of this subject represent ATAR.
English Literature allows students to tap into the ongoing cultural conversation about poetry, drama and prose fiction. If they can take this opportunity, they will develop advanced reading and writing skills through sharing ideas with others. In discussions students will be amazed at the connections between reader, writer, text and context. In Year 12, the two units represent ATAR. Possible careers for an English Literature graduate could be in the Law or in Journalism, where skills in critical analysis are required.
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