ST. MARY'S CANOSSIAN COLLEGE

A. Objectives

  • To fortify students’ power of textual analysis and expression in speech and writing
  • To extend students’ exposure to, and interest in, works of literature
  • To develop students’ sensitivity in the study of literature which gives them insight into life as a whole
  • To help students foster, and demonstrate, their best potentials in HKDSE

 

Last Updated: 2020-11-27


 

B. Subject Teachers

Name of Teachers
Levels
Ms Bridget Ho (Panel Head)
F.2, F.3 & F.5
Ms Olivia Kwok
F.3 & F.4
Ms Evita Lai
F.2
Ms Karen Wong
F.2
Ms Zenia Chan
F.2

 

Last Updated: 2020-11-27


 

C. Assessment System

F.2-3
Coursework
Weighting (%)
100
 
F.4
First Term
Second Term
Tests
Mid-Year Exam
Tests
Final Exam
Weighting (%)
30
70
30
70
 
F.5
First Term
Second Term
Tests
Mid-Year Exam
Tests
Journal Submission
Critical Analysis Exercise
Final Exam
Weighting (%)
30
70
20
5
5
70

 

Last Updated: 2021-03-23


 

D. Assessment Syllabus

First Term
F.4
Test
The Great Gatsby: Chapters 1-3
Test
1 unseen poem
Mid-Year Exam
- The Great Gatsby: Chapters 1-6
- 1 set poet & 1 unseen poem
F.5
Test
2 set poets & 1 unseen poem
Test
Short stories: A Temporary Matter & Araby  
Test
The Taming of the Shrew: Act I
Mid-Year Exam
- Short stories (A Temporary Matter, Araby, A Memory &In the American Society)
- The Taming of the Shrew:  Acts I-III
 

 

Last Updated: 2020-12-02


 

E. Subject Resources

Content Area Reading List
 
Poetry
        Abbs, Peter and John Richardson. The Forms of Poetry: a practical study guide for
                   English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,1990.
        Bloom, Harold. The Art of Reading Poetry. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 2004.
        Heaney, Seamns and Ted Hughes ed. The Rattle Bag. London: Faber and Faber,1982.
        McRae, John. The Language of Poetry. London: Routledge, 1998.
        Padel, Ruth. 52 Ways of looking at a Poem. London: Vintage Books, 2002.
        Strand, Mark and Eavan Boland. The Making of a Poem. London: W.W. Norton &
                   Company, 2001.
 
Novel
        Bruccoli, Matthew. Ed. New Essays on The Great Gatsby. Cambridge: Cambridge
                   University Press, 1985.
        Chambers, John B. The Novels of F. Scott Fitzgerald. London: MacMillan, 1989.
        Eble, Kenneth. F. Scott Fitzgerald. New York: Twayne Publishers Inc., 1963.
        Hindus, Milton. F. Scott Fitzgerald: An Introduction and Interpretation. New York: Holt,
                   Rinehart and Winston Inc., 1968.
        Kazin, Alfred. Ed. F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Man and His Work. New York: Collier MacMillan
                   Publishers, 1974.
        Mizener, Arthur. Ed. F. Scott Fitzgerald. New Jersey: Prentice Hall Inc., 1963.
        Piper, Henry Dan. Fitzgerald’s The great Gatsby: The Novel, the Critics, the Background.
                   New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1970.
        Way, Brian. F. Scott Fitzgerald and the Art of Social Fiction. London: Edward Arnold, 1980.
 
Short Story
        Bell, James Scott. Write Great Fiction: Plot & Structure. Ohio: Writer’s Digest Books,
                   2004.
        Gardner, John. The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers. New York: Vintage
                   Books, 1991.
        Gioia, Dana and R.S. Gwynn. The Art of the Short Story. New York: Pearson Longman,
                   2006.
        Gwynn, R.S. Fiction – A Pocket Anthology. New York: Pearson Education, Inc., 2009.
        Kempton, Gloria. Write Great Fiction: Dialogue. Ohio: Writer’s Digest Books, 2004.
        Knight, Damon. Creating Short Fiction: the Classic Guide to Writing Short Fiction.
                   New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 1997.
        Kress, Nancy. Elements of Fiction Writing: Beginnings, Middles & Ends. Ohio: Writer’s
                   Digest Books, 1993.
        Kress, Nancy. Write Great Fiction: Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint. Ohio: Writer’s
                   Digest Books, 2005.
        Noble, William. Elements of Fiction Writing: Conflict, Action & Suspense. Ohio:
                   Writer’s Digest Books, 1994.
        Rozelle, Ron. Write Great Fiction: Description & Setting. Ohio: Writer’s Digest Books,
                   2005.
 
Play
        Aspinall, Dana. Ed. Critical Essays: The Taming of the Shrew. New York and London:
                   Routledge, 2002.
        Bloom, Harold. Ed. Bloom’s Modern Critical Interpretations: The Taming of the Shrew.
                   London: Chelsea House, 1988.
        Bloom, Harold. Ed. Bloom’s Shakespeare through the Ages: The Taming of the Shrew.
                   London: Blooms Literary Criticism, 2007.
        Thompson, Ann. Ed. The New Cambridge Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew. New
                   York: Cambridge University Press, 1984.
 
 
Film
        Bergan, Ronald. Film. London: Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2006.
        Giannetti, Louis. Understanding Movies. 12th ed. New York: Allyn & Bacon, 2010.
        Hunt, Robert Edgar, John Marland and Steven Rawle. Basics Film-making: the language
                   of film. USA: AVA Publishing SA, 2010.
 
Online Study Guides
        http://sparknotes.com
        http://yorknotes.com
        http://cliffnotes.com
 

 

Last Updated: 2020-11-27