Teacher in Charge: Mr A. van der VeldenRecommended Prior Learning
At least 10 Level 2 English credits.
Through Who's Eyes?
“There is no truth. There is only perception.” Gustave Flaubert argues that truth only exists through our own particular reality and experiences. This course will examine various authors and how they position and manipulate audiences to view reality from different points of view. Directors such as Spike Lee, Taika Waititi and Quentin Tarantino all present their texts through their unique perspectives. Will you be brave enough to peer through a different lens?
This full year course develops critical thinking and communication skills around a range of texts. Students will complete internal and external achievement assessments centred around these texts. The course focuses on both providing students with the opportunity to gain NCEA Level 3 credits, but also further developing core language skills required at both university and in the workplace. Students will be using auteur theory to critically evaluate sections of visual texts, make connections between texts, present a seminar, write in a variety of different genres, and utilise critical evaluation skills through an external essay.
Student choice is encouraged where practical, and part of the development of critical thinking skills is to enable students to connect their own world view with the material we engage in and with.
In term 1 we set up the writing portfolio. We will also complete a visual text study, as well as setting up the Connections standard.
The first half of term 2 is taken up with the Connections standard. The second half of the term is taken up with close viewing and a seminar presentation.
The writing portfolio is completed in term 3. We will also be revising for the derived grade exams.
Term 4 will be spent revising for the final exams in November.
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