Literature ATAR

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List A

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65% in Year 10 English Extended


80% in Year 10 English Mainstream

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In the Literature ATAR course, students learn to create readings of literary texts and to create their own texts, including essays, poems, short stories, plays and multimodal texts. Students engage with literary theory and study literary texts in great detail. Students learn to read texts in terms of their cultural, social and historical contexts; their values and attitudes; and their generic conventions and literary techniques. They enter the discourse about readings, reading practices and the possibility of multiple readings. Students learn to create texts paying attention to contexts, values and conventions. Students learn about literary language, narrative, image and the power of representation. Students experience the aesthetic and intellectual pleasure that reading and creating literary texts can bring.

This course is organised into a Year 11 syllabus and a Year 12 syllabus. The cognitive complexity of the syllabus content increases from Year 11 to Year 12.

  • Literature ATAR in Mercedes College has achieved a median ATAR score above the CEWA (Catholic Education WA) median ATAR a total of eight times in the nine years prior to 2019
  • Syllabus and other SCSA documentation can be found HERE

Literature has deepened my understanding of both the written word and the world around me. It has significantly improved my essay writing, which has strengthened my results in other subjects such as ATAR Religion and Life and Drama. I have very much enjoyed the exposure to so many different texts from a variety of cultures, including Australian works, and subsequently the study of different contexts in relation to such publications. I would highly recommend Literature for any student with strong English abilities and a keen interest in reading and studying poetry, prose and drama.

Nicola Pike Class of 2019

Year 12 Literature ATAR

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