Nothing is set in stone, apart from the first Phoenix single text titles that should all become available early next term.
My final choices for TTA workshops and additional Detailed Textual Study Booklets will depend on the feedback.
Please make suggestions for me to consider.
I struggled to choose the best options I would use for an average Advanced or Standard class. Often we are forced to go with what is is in the book room but as always, text selection should be based on what texts are the most accessible and engaging for students to study.
No-one will really feel really comfortable about which texts will work well and which ones will not, until we see the first exam papers in 2019.
TTA and I have decided to run the first four Common Module Workshops either at the end of Term II or at the beginning of Term III. Details about what will be covered and the dates will be posted early next term. The Liverpool Catholic Club will remain the workshop venue.
It has been difficult to choose what is likely to be the most popular texts and there is no way to find out without directly contacting schools. Other texts are being considered but with so many possible combinations, choosing even a shot list of text is problematic.
I am considering beginning work on 'Rainbow's End' or 'The Merchant of Venice' as well for both a booklet and/or workshop but will need to get feedback to decide if enough schools have chosen to study either text.
The possible Standard Module A texts are likely to be
Lawson and 'One Night the Moon' and Module B will be 'The Truman Show' and 'Frank Hurley'.
The possible Advanced Mod A texts are likely to be Keats and 'Bright Star'. Donne and 'Wit' and Advanced Module B will be 'Emma', 'Goodnight, and Good Luck' and 'Henry IV, Part I.
Detailed Phoenix booklets for most of these text choices will also become available over coming months.