The accreditation period for Literature has been extended until 31 December 2014.
Please Note: This study summary comprises excerpts from the VCE Literature Study Design. The summary is not a substitute for the VCE Study Design. Users are advised to consult the VCAA website (http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/vce/studies/literature/literatureindex.html) to view the full accredited Study Design and other resources. Rationale
The study of literature focuses on the enjoyment and appreciation of reading that arises from discussion, debate and the challenge of exploring the meanings of literary texts. Students reflect on their interpretations and those of others. The study is based on the premise that meaning is derived from the relationship between the text, the context in which it was produced and the experience of life and literature the reader brings to the texts. Accordingly, the study encompasses texts that vary in form and range from past to contemporary social and cultural contexts. Students learn to understand that texts are constructions, to consider the complexity of language and to recognise the influence of contexts and form. The study of literature encourages independent and critical thinking in students’ analytical and creative responses to texts, which will assist students in the workforce and in future academic study. Structure
The study is made up of four units. Each unit contains between two and four areas of study.
There are no prerequisites for entry to Units 1, 2 and 3. Students must undertake Unit 3 prior to undertaking Unit 4. Units 1 to 4 are designed to a standard equivalent to the final two years of secondary education. Unit 1
This unit focuses on the ways literary texts represent human experience and the reading practices students develop to deepen their understanding of a text. Students respond to a range of texts personally, critically and creatively. This variety of approaches to...
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