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“Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.” (Katherine Mansfield)

1.8: Significant Connections

This task is an extension of our investigation into the nature of ambition. This is an opportunity to explore how unifying elements are employed across different texts by different authors that lead you to deeper insight into this very human drive.

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: 1.3 Unfamiliar Texts

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

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.

Formal Writing Assessment: Gattaca and the Early 20th Century

This task is a culmination of our study of Andrew Niccol’s Dystopian Film, Gattaca. This is an opportunity to put your writing skills to the test in the formal context. The goal is to match your writing style to the demands of the highly conceptual content.

Practice Paragraph Analysis

“Describe at least one idea that changed your perspective or point of view in the film.” As is common to all dystopias, the film Gattaca by Andrew Niccol deals with elements of our society that

Film Study: Gattaca

This study will concentrate on the viewing of the film Gattaca, directed by New Zealander Andrew Niccol. We’ll explore the film’s primary themes and how these are communicated in the script, images, allusions and cinematography of the film.

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.

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.

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