| The Area of Study requires you to examine and consider the concept of Discovery and how it has been presented in a variety of texts.
Set-text: The Board of Studies sets a list of texts from which must be chosen 1 text. These are:
POETRY (selected poems from the following poets)
Frank Hurley - The Man Who Made History, Simon Nasht
Go Back to Where You Came From, Ivan O'Mahoney
Your teacher will choose a text based on a number of factors:
Their knowledge and expertise
Their perception of the ability of the class
Availability of the text
The structure of the overall course
In addition to the set-text you will need to examine the concept of Discovery in other texts. These have been called additional, related and supplementary texts/material. In the HSC paper they are referred to as 'texts of your own choosing'. The purpose of this is to allow you to:
(i) examine the concept in other texts by other composers
(ii) illustrate your understanding of the concept and how it is used by other composers
You will also have to have 'texts of your own choosing' for your Module C study.
There will be lists of related texts throughout the internet. The lists will be comprehensive and it will be up to you to decide which is the best option. When looking for additional material you are not limited to what you find on the internet lists. If you find something else you can use that.
Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Son of Man by Phil Collins
Easy Does It by Bruce Dawe
Discovery by Wislawa Szymborska
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
A Simple Plan
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Some things to consider:
When using texts found from internet lists, remember that everyone else has access to the same list.
Your analysis is on the concept and how the text presents it, you do not have to relate back to your set-text (although it is good if you can)