“Mr DeMille, I’m ready for my close up”

I love old films. I love studying them, watching them, and picking them apart. They embody an era of filmmaking that was so clever and unique. So it was exciting when Billy Wilder’s ‘Sunset Boulevard’ was on the VCAA list for English texts. My school has really embraced this with our students writing their creative SAC based on the ideas and issues within this film.

The amazing team that I work with has produced a podcast on this film where the three of us have talked about our thoughts about ‘Sunset Boulevard’ and ways into which to approach the creative SAC. Sonia Murr, the Academic Dean of English alongside myself and Ashleigh Cavalin, form the Year 12 teaching team at our school. Sonia came up with the idea of producing this podcast to share with our students as well as others who are studying this incredibly provocative film. She has kindly granted me permission to share it on Ronnie’s Ramblings with you all.

Watch this space with more podcasts to follow.


Argument Analysis – Preparing for the upcoming Unit 3 SAC: a Q&A Reading Beyond the Lines

In this episode, Ms Roncevic answers some student questions about the best approaches to the Argument Analysis SAC. Listen in for advice on identifying argument, structuring the essay, avoiding a shopping list of persuasive techniques and writing about tone. Thanks to Kilvington Grammar students Kate, Ollie and Joanne for their questions!
  1. Argument Analysis – Preparing for the upcoming Unit 3 SAC: a Q&A
  2. Unit 1 English – The Personal Response: in their own words
  3. Sunset Boulevard, The Creative SAC – A Year 12 English Student Takeover
  4. Approaching the Personal Response: Unit 1 Reading and Exploring Texts
  5. Picnic At Hanging Rock Close Analysis – Unit 3 VCE Literature

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