Dire Ambition: Course Outline

I am in blood Stepp’d in so far, that, should I wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go o’er.   Course Booklet

Ozymandias

Percy Shelley’s “Ozymandias” I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert… near them, on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies,

Exam Preparation: 1.1 Extended Written Texts

You should attempt the sample paper and then have a look at the excellence exemplar and answer rubric to evaluate your response. You are most welcome to give your practice papers to me to assess as well.

Exam Preparation: 1.3 Unfamiliar Texts

AS 90851: Show understanding of significant aspects of unfamiliar text(s) through close reading, using supporting evidence. 4 Credits. External

Listen Up! – Persuasive Speech

Create and present a speech that expresses a clear point of view on a contentious subject.

Hour Upon the Stage – Monologue

Create and present an original dramatic monologue from the point of view of a character in a book your have read.

Novel Study: Lord of the Flies

A critical theory-based study of some of the central themes of Lord of the Flies and the extent to which it expands our understanding of human ambition.

1.4 Creative Writing Assessment: Now and Then

Write a description of a place, separated into two timeframes.

1.5 Formal Writing Assessment: Vaulting Ambition in Shakespeare’s Macbeth

This task is a culmination of our study of William Shakespeare’s Tragedy Macbeth. This is an opportunity to explore the techniques of language, structure and conventions of theatre that Shakespeare employed to convey his strongest themes

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow – Despair in Macbeth

Analysis of the language effects Shakespeare employs to reinforce the sense of despair Macbeth feels on learning of his wife’s death.

Personal Reading

A longitudinal project that encourages you to read widely and extensively and to make thoughtful and insightful observations about the connections you make between what you read, your own experience, the world around us and other texts.

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