Category Archives: Year 12 English

Working Memory

This video provides some real insight into the way our brains retain and process information. It is particularly interesting to apply these ideas to the way we approach VCE and the exams.

As yourself the question: what can I do to ensure what I hear this year stays in my working memory for the exam?

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Posted by on February 4, 2014 in Year 12 English



12 Angry Memes

This is what I do during SACs…

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Posted by on September 19, 2012 in Year 12 English


12 Angry Status Updates

You have been assigned a character from Twelve Angry Men.

  1. Pick 12 events from the play that you think your character would be most interested in or impacted by.
  2. Consider carefully how they would feel and what they would think about each of these 12 events.
  3. Write Facebook style status updates that convey their thoughts and feelings concisely.
  4. Use Fakebook to create a profile for you character, include your 12 Angry Status Updates and embellish with relationships, likes and images.
  5. Once you have finished, save your Fakebook and post the link to your page in the comments of this post!
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Posted by on August 15, 2012 in Year 12 English



Here is an excerpt from an excellent TED talk by game designer Jane Mcgonigal. In it she discusses four types of resilience that we can strengthen to enable us to deal with life’s challenges more effectively, to live a life with fewer regrets and to live a scientifically proven 10 years longer.

Click this link for the excerpt: (8:45)

Or watch the full version below:



The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs

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Posted by on March 16, 2012 in Year 12 English


Year 12 Issues Oral Nomination Board

You will need to add your proposed issue for the oral presentaion on the nomination board.

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Posted by on January 30, 2012 in Year 12 English


John Cleese on Creativity

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Posted by on October 13, 2011 in Year 12 English



12 Angry Fakebooks

Now that you are the expert for a particular character, put together a Facebook profile, including how you think they would interact with other Jurors. You can use Fakebook to make these profiles:

You can check out these ones my year 11s made for inspiration.
Fakebook image


Once you have finished and saved your Fakebook, paste the link into the comment section.

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Posted by on August 23, 2011 in Year 12 English


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12 Angry Men: Say What?!

Juror Number One Wordle

Juror Number One Wordle

You need to know the whole play, but it can be interesting to see what jumps out at you when you only look at the dialogue of one character.

This is an incredibly arbitrary re-working of the play, 12 Angry Men, but you may find it interesting to see what each character says individually.

NB: I have not checked this for accuracy against the VCAA mandated text. This was compiled from the online, 3 Act version, that can be found at:

If you notice any inaccuracies or would like to suggest amendments, please include them in the comments.

Juror One Juror Two
Juror Three Juror Four
Juror Five Juror Six
Juror Seven Juror Eight
Juror Nine Juror Ten
Juror Eleven Juror Twelve

The image above was create by using Microsoft Word to remove all of the times “FOREMAN –” appeared in the Juror One text, and then I pasted the result into Wordle. If you make a wordle for any of the characters, I’d love to see them, so tell me in the comments!

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Posted by on August 18, 2011 in Year 12 English


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Poem Review

Instructions to Year 12 English

1. Please create a wordpress account if you do not already have one using this link:

2. Email me to tell me you are signed up and tell me what email address you used to do so.

(Sign up using your school email address if you don’t want me to know that your personal email address is something like ““)

3. Answer the following poll, and leave a comment to this post explaining why you chose the poem you did.

If the poll is not visible, please email me to let me know…


Posted by on August 5, 2011 in Year 12 English