Welcome to Year 11 Advanced English


In-class Essay - April 2nd.

Question 1.

The composers of fictional texts comment on the societies in which they live. How and Why?

OR

Question 2.
How do the composers represent aspects of the era of composition in their works and what is the intended effect?

(Essay scaffold available in 'Pages and Files' section)

(NB:Students who do not attend must provide a Medical Certificate)

• Demonstrates skilfully how the comparative study of texts brings to the fore ideas about society’s direction and dystopic predictions.
• Evaluates skilfully the relationships between texts and contexts, using detailed textual reference
• Composes a perceptive response, using language appropriate to audience, purpose and form
17–20
• Demonstrates effectively how the comparative study of texts brings to the fore ideas about society’s direction and dystopic predictions.
• Evaluates effectively the relationships between texts and contexts, using relevant textual reference
• Composes an effective response, using language appropriate to audience, purpose and form
13–16
• Demonstrates how the comparative study of texts brings to the fore ideas about society’s direction and dystopic predictions.
• Evaluates the relationships between texts and contexts, using textual reference
• Composes a sound response, using language appropriate to audience, purpose and form
9–12
• Attempts to demonstrate how the comparative study of texts brings to the fore ideas about society’s direction and dystopic predictions.
• Makes connections between texts and contexts, with some textual reference
• Composes a limited response, using some aspects of language appropriate to audience, purpose and form
5–8
• Refers to ideas about society’s direction and dystopic predictions.
• Attempts to make connections between texts and contexts, with elementary textual reference
• Attempt to composes a response
1–4











Our first topic is Dystopia.

11.Timeline
How has the composer conveyed the notion of equality in the image below?

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hardcastle.teacher Feb 8, 2012 5:42 pm
Within the image 'Coats', the notion of equality has been conveyed by the composer through the uniformity in attire, body language and facial expression of male subjects. By presenting the subjects in mundane beige trench coats, the composer portrays the world within the frame as bleak and lacking individuality. Through the use of the briefcases, the composer symbolically implies these men are at work, with the regimented desks & lamp further suggesting that these workers are drone like bees, acting as mere mechanisms in the machine of their society.




Image 1 . Please comment below on how this image conveys the idea of dystopia?

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Image 2. How does this image comment on the dystopian ideology?
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Image 3. What ideas are seen in this image which may have been enacted to form a dystopian society?
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Image 4. How does this image comment on the desire to attain utopia?
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Image 5. The image below is taken form the Film 'V for Vendetta' (2005 - Based on the novel written in 1982)
In the film, a dystopian society is overthrown by 'V', a man wearing a Guy Fawkes mask.

What aspects of the text conveys how a utopian society has been create and what symbolic features illustrate it's downfall?

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Image 6. The image below was composed by Street artist Banksy.

How may this image act as a form of protest against a controlled state? (use a quote)

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Video 1. Why might this text be employed as propaganda by a government who is seeking to create a dystopian society?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQ5JyVmaSTc (0 - 1.19sec)