This course emphasizes consolidation of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students will analyse a range of texts from various time periods, countries, and cultures; write analytical and argumentative essays and a major paper for an independent research project; and apply key concepts to analyse media works. An important focus will be on understanding academic language and using it coherently and confidently in discussion and argument.
The path to self discovery is explored through various forms of prose and poetry as students consider their personal avenues thorough self reflection. Incorporated into this process are a variety of essays, short fiction pieces, a novel, poetry selections and films. These will be explored to ideally help students of 12C to broaden their comprehension of communication methods. Also this will serve to expand their understanding of English both as an art form and practical communication. The students in this course will be involved in learning situations such as collaborative team work, various types of oral presentations, dramatic readings, as well as individual reading, personal writing and research on selected topics. The culminating activity for the course will involve research on a topic of individual interest the incorporates practical skill building.