ENGLISH FACULTY Year 10 Critical /Close Study of a Novel Assessment Notification Due Date: Wednesday 28thMarch (Week 9, Term 1) Stage 5 syllabus outcomes being assessed: EN5-3B: selects and uses language forms, features and structures of texts appropriate to a range of purposes, audiences, and contexts, describing and explaining their effects on meaning. EN5-5C: thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information and increasingly complex ideas and arguments to respond to and compose texts in a range of contexts. EN5-7D: understands and evaluates the diverse ways texts can represent personal and public worlds EN5-9E: purposefully reflects on, assesses and adapts their individual and collaborative skills with increasing independence and effectiveness Weighting 20% Task: Part One Essay –15%:You are to compose a response to the following statement: “Animal Farm / The Old Man and the Sea is a text which lacks literary value due to its irrelevant thematic messages, simplistic style and outdated contextual concerns.”Evaluate this statement in relation to your prescribed text. Prescribed Texts Animal Farm by George Orwell The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway Length:Two A4 typed pages in length at 12-point Times New Roman Font with 1.5cm spacing (penalties will apply if over 2 pages). Margins should be no shorter than 2cms.