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Discovery

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
  • Poetry
  • Media
CategoryWorks
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


Rainbow’s End from Cleven, Vivienne et al, Contemporary Indigenous Plays (drama) by Jane Harrison

Life of Pi (film) by Ang Lee

The Tempest (drama/Shakespearean drama*) by William Shakespeare

Poetry

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

Media

Frank Hurley – The Man Who Made History by Simon Nasht


Go Back to Where You Came From – Series 1, Episodes 1, 2 and 3 and The Response by Ivan O'Mahoney

*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.