Area of Study - Mr Sowaid`s Virtual Classroom

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Area of Study
What you need?
• Prescribed Text – ‘Away’
• Folder – for handouts
• 4 exercise books (one of each unit)
Please note:
• Folders and exercise books will be collected
every Wednesday.
• There will be fortnightly quizzes
• There will be mandatory homework
• Attendance is vital
• You need to care and do your best.
Mr Sowaid’s Virtual Classroom
Assessment Schedule and Scope and
• Will be posted on Mr Sowaid’s Virtual
Area of Study
• What is an ‘Area of Study’?
– An Area of Study is the exploration of a concept
that affects our perceptions of ourselves and our
– Students explore, analyse, question and articulate
the ways in which perceptions of this concept are
shaped in and through a variety of texts.
• What is our central concept?
– Our central concept is ‘discovery’.
Area of Study
• What is a prescribed text?
– A prescribed text is a text you must study.
– In the Area of Study, you must study one prescribed text.
– Our prescribed text is ‘Away’ Michael Gow
• What is a related text?
– A related text is a text studied along side the prescribed
– We will study a number of related text in class.
– You will be required to select a number of texts to study
yourself. These are known as ‘texts of your own choosing’.
HSC Examination
• There are two English examinations
– Paper 1 – Area of Study
• Section 1: Unseen Text
• Section 2: Imaginative Writing
• Section 3: Extended Response
– Paper 2 – Modules
• Section 1: Module A
• Section 2: Module B
• Section 3: Module C
Introducing Discovery
• Understanding the rubrics
– What is a rubrics?
– A rubric is a statement that outlines the focus of
an Area of Study and outlines what you will be
assessed on.
Introducing Discovery
Introducing Discovery
• The rubric is big and will mean covering a lot of
territory with students.
• It’s a bit like journey - why did you set off, what
did you find, what were the results?
• For discovery it’s: What necessitated the search?
What kind of discovery emerged and What was
the impact of that discovery?
• It’s personal, social, historical and cultural.
• It’s emotional, creative, intellectual, physical and
spiritual, but also confronting, transformative and
Introducing Discovery
• Activity 1: Complete Worksheet 1
• Activity 2: Complete Worksheet 2