Year 11 Course Booklet

English

Core courses continued ...

Fake it until you make it It is no secret that marketing can persuade us to spend, but in what ways? Focus on advertising within specific time periods. We will investigate how language and visual aids are used to blindside the truth. Clever marketing can easily fool even the most careful person into believing they are making the right choice – find out if it is you.

It's the little things that count Look at thematic connections in film and literature that celebrate moments of joy and beauty. This is all about looking at the little moments of pleasure in the everyday.

Text types: poetry, film, creative writing.

Recommended for students interested in the joy that can come from a good story.

Text types: print, film, online advertisements.

Recommended for students interested in the power of media and marketing.

An eye for an eye: retribution and revenge Delve into the distinctly human phenomenon of revenge.

On the cutting-room floor Explore visual texts as a mode of storytelling. Look specifically at how a director's choices do make a difference.

Text types: short stories, creative writing

Recommended for students interested in exploring philosophical ideas and applying them to different texts.

Text types: cartoons, graphic novels, film.

Recommended for students interested in film studies.

The evolution of English Travel to the past to examine the origins of English since Anglo-Saxon times, taking a fascinating journey through Old English, Middle English and Modern English. Speculate about the future of English, based on contemporary trends, and invent your own version of the English of the future. Text types: a range of excerpts across different historical periods. Recommended for students interested in the amazing nuances of language.

Our New Zealand identity Explore the relationship between New Zealand Maori visual artists and New Zealand literature and how they mapped an important phase in carving a modern identity for our culture.

Text types: artwork, poetry, short stories.

Recommended for students interested in New Zealand art, history, identity and literature.

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