Course Description

Our Literature course makes literature come aliveby making it personal and relevant. It teaches how to master analysis and the art and science of the valid personal response. Students are given the opportunity to appreciate and excel in literature.

Short Stories and Poetry 1
  • Short Stories - Plot
  • Short Stories - Characterisation
  • Short Stories – Theme
  • Poetry – Word Choice, Word Order
  • Poetry – Rhythm & Rhyme
  • Poetry – Imagery
A Midsummer Night‘s Dream
(William Shakespeare)
  • History of Theatre
  • Staging
  • Plot/Subplot
  • Characterisation
  • Types of Dramatic Literature
Bridge to Terabithia
(Katherine Paterson)
  • Plot Analysis
  • Theme
  • Setting
  • Commentary on a Character
  • Response to the Novel
Short Stories and Poetry 2
  • Short Stories – Historical Setting
  • Short Stories - Stereotyping
  • Short Stories – Unexpected Endings
  • Poetry – War Poems
  • Poetry – Irony
  • Poetry – Imagery
Antigone(Sophocles)
  • Drama Conflict and Social Commentary
  • Plot Analysis
  • Personal Responses
  • Elements of Greek Theatre
  • Antigone and Adapatation
City of Ember Jean DuPrau
  • Theme
  • Plot Analysis
  • Setting
  • Characterisation
  • Response to a Novel
Short Stories and Poetry 3
  • Short Stories – Post Colonialism
  • Short Stories – Creating Suspense
  • Short Stories – Unexpected Endings
  • Poetry – Romanticism
  • Poetry – Reader Response
  • Poetry – Asking Questions
The Crucible
(Arthur Miller)
  • Expressions in Context
  • Performance
  • Drama as a Parallel of Life
  • Drama as a Representation of Life
  • Drama as a Skill of Life
The Chrysalids
(John Wyndham)
  • Theme
  • Plot Analysis
  • Setting
  • Characterisation
  • Response to a Novel
Course Frequency
Monday - Saturday, 6 lessons per week, 1½ hours per lesson
Course Fee
$350 (inclusive of GST)

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