An introduction to Paper 1 AREA OF STUDY: DISCOVERY Complete the following tasks for the first lesson back in Term 4. Task A: Discovery Portfolio In a display book gather the following 7 items of evidence. The texts you choose should address more than 1 aspect of discovery so that they can provide a richer and more meaningful analysis of the concept. Choose complex texts that are interesting to YOU and which provide you with a variety of things to say about the concept of discovery. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. a newspaper article a magazine feature article a poem or a song an image the title of a film and a short explanation of how it relates to discovery the title of a novel or short story and a short explanation of how it relates to discovery 7. the title of a tv show and a short explanation of how it relates to discovery Task B: How to answer questions and analyse texts The acronym CATQE can help you to begin analysing texts in Paper 1. This includes unseen texts as well as your prescribed text, Frank Hurley: The Man Who Made History. Concept – what idea or notion about discovery is the question or text foregrounding. You must be specific – don’t generalise about the concept. Agent – who is the agent of discovery? Ask yourself these three questions: 1. What does the subject of the text discover? 2. What does the composer discover? 3. What does the audience discover? Technique – carefully choose textual evidence that will support the idea about discovery referred to in the question/ text. Identify the language/ visual techniques in the evidence. Quote – where possible, quote directly from the text to support the technique you have chosen and the notion about discovery you are discussing. Effect – What meaning is made by the composer’s choice of language/ visual technique? How might it affect the responder? How does it portray ideas about discovery? Make sure your explanation of the textual evidence links directly to the notion of discovery referred to in the question/ text. These ingredients do not have to appear in this order – just make sure they are embedded somewhere in your answer. Frank Hurley: The Man Who Made History View the documentary on clickview. Using CATQE, prepare some notes about each section of the documentary. Be ready to discuss these in class on the first day back.