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Although the “Area of Study” changes over time, this piece related to the film “Look­ing for Alibrandi” may be of some interest. I don’t have any­thing from Year 11 pos­ted up, because the texts stud­ied can vary sig­ni­fic­antly between schools.

Year 12 Module A Resources

I stud­ied Emma and “Clue­less”.

Resource Type
A Dis­cus­sion of Char­ity in Emma and Clue­less
Con­trasts the pos­i­tions of the wealthy and the poor, dis­cusses the impact of mater­i­al­ism on self-centred­ness and the change in out­look of the prot­ag­on­ists.
Con­text of Emma: Social Class
How was the class sys­tem begin­ning to change?
Trin­ity Gram­mar 2001 Tri­al Ques­tion
Con­tains essay ques­tion and annot­ated sample response.

Addi­tion­al essay ques­tions:

  • (Fort Street Tri­al 2002) “There is a dif­fer­ence between trans­form­a­tion and trans­plant­ing. For trans­form­a­tions to occur there should be a reas­sess­ment of val­ues, not just a new time and place.”
  • (Fort Street Assess­ment Task 2003) When we look at the trans­form­a­tion of an ori­gin­al text, we reflect on the con­texts, mean­ings, val­ues and atti­tudes of both texts, the ori­gin­al and the new. Dis­cuss how your response to each text has been influ­enced by your read­ing of the oth­er text.
  • (Fort Street Tri­al 2003) The pro­cess of trans­form­a­tion can involve the adapt­a­tions of ideas and form to con­tem­por­ary situ­ations and audi­ences. Com­pose an inter­view with Amy Heck­er­ling (Clue­less) about BOTH of your pre­scribed texts. Your inter­view should focus on the ele­ments of the ori­gin­al that they chose to trans­form and give their reas­ons for the trans­form­a­tion.

Year 12 Module B Resources

I stud­ied King Lear.

Resource Type
Value of Love in King Lear
Con­tains essay ques­tion and sample response on the top­ic of how dif­fer­ent con­texts can influ­ence a dir­ect­or mak­ing decisions about love in King Lear.
Notes on Freu­di­an, Psy­cho­ana­lyt­ic­al and Fam­ily Drama read­ings
Lists and ana­lyses ref­er­ences that sup­port these par­tic­u­lar read­ings of King Lear.
Study Ques­tions with Answers
Detailed ques­tions with sample answers about the themes, sym­bols, motifs and char­ac­ters in King Lear.

Addi­tion­al essay ques­tions:

  • (Fort Street Assess­ment Task 2003) Fort Street Press is pub­lish­ing a book of crit­ic­al inter­pret­a­tions of your set text. You have been asked to write the intro­duc­tion to this book, dis­cuss­ing and eval­u­at­ing TWO of the crit­ic­al inter­pret­a­tions that will be pub­lished in this book.
  • (Fort Street Tri­al 2003) How can you explain that while you will read a text in a par­tic­u­lar way, oth­ers may see it dif­fer­ently? Answer this ques­tion by refer­ring in detail to your set text.

Year 12 Module C Resources

I stud­ied the series “Front­line”.

Resource Type
Add Sex and Stir Notes
In this epis­ode, we see the effects of blatant lies as well as manip­u­la­tion of the truth. Do you think these lies lead to great­er dis­asters than usu­al? If so, how?
Dark Vic­tory Link to Front­line
Dis­cusses how Dark Vic­tory, by Dav­id Marr and Mari­an Wilkin­son, sup­ports the ideas expressed in Front­line.

Addi­tion­al essay ques­tions:

  • (Fort Street Tri­al 2003) You are a journ­al­ist address­ing the Nation­al Press Club on the nature of TRUTH. Your pur­pose is to show how the events, per­son­al­it­ies or situ­ations in your pre­scribed text have shaped your under­stand­ing of ‘telling the truth’. You must refer to at least TWO oth­er texts of your own choos­ing in your speech.
  • (Fort Street Tri­al 2003 — Altern­at­ive Ques­tion) “All truths are easy to under­stand once they are dis­covered; the point is to dis­cov­er them.” — Galileo Galilei. Dis­cuss this state­ment in rela­tion to your under­stand­ing of events, per­son­al­it­ies or situ­ations in your pre­scribed text and at least TWO oth­er texts of your own choos­ing.