HSC English Texts and Study notes
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Discovery is the BOSTES Area of Study 2015–18 for Standard and Advanced English.
Resources for Discovery
Students explore the concept of discovery through at least one text of the following categories:
- Prose fiction or non-fiction
- Drama or film of Shakespearean drama
|Prose fiction or non-fiction|
Wrack (prose fiction) by James Bradley
The Awakening (prose fiction) by Kate Chopin
Swallow the Air (prose fiction) by Tara June Winch
A Short History of Nearly Everything (non-fiction) by Bill Bryson
The Motorcycle Diaries (non-fiction) by Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara
|Drama or film or Shakespearean drama|
Away (drama) by Michael Gow
Life of Pi (film) by Ang Lee
The Tempest (drama/Shakespearean drama*) by William Shakespeare
Young Girl at a Window, Wonder, Painter of Antwerp, Traveller’s Tale, The Tiger, Cock Crow, Ghost Town: New England (poems) by Rosemary Dobson
The Tuft of Flowers, Mending Wall, Home Burial, After Apple-Picking, Fire and Ice, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening (poems) by Robert Frost
Journey: the North Coast, The Meatworks, North Coast Town, Late Ferry, Flames and Dangling Wire, Diptych (poems) by Robert Gray
Frank Hurley – The Man Who Made History by Simon Nasht
*In order to satisfy the text requirements of the different English courses, The Tempest is classified as a drama text for the Standard course and as a Shakespearean drama text for the Advanced course.