AFT’s focus for the Secondary Fiction (Middle School/High School level) will be on refining student’s critical thinking of fictional texts. These students will participate in a variety of activities to assist them in critical thinking as well as begin to learn the components of essay writing through interactive activities. In addition, students will hone more heavily on integrating their critical thinking by producing essays for the online course.
Full term: 16 August – 12 December (16 Weeks) [Holiday Break: 29 November – 5 December]
BigBlueButton Meeting Times: Every Tuesday, 4:00pm-5:30pm.
Three different payment options with available discounts:
- Pay for the full term, get 5% off the total
- Pay two half term payments (on 16 August and 10 October), get 3% off the total
- Pay monthly, no discount.
Tuition discount rates are combinable with other discounts!
Other discounts (not combinable with each other but are combinable with the tuition discounts):
- 10% off for returning students from any of the following terms: Summer 2020, Autumn 2020, OR Spring 2021
- 5% Sibling Discount
Assigned Book for Autumn 2021
**DO NOT PURCHASE THE KINDLE VERSION! STUDENTS WILL NEED TO REFER TO SPECIFIC PAGE NUMBERS TO COMPLETE CERTAIN ASSIGNMENTS. TO MAKE SURE IT’S THE CORRECT VERSION, SEARCH THE ISBN NUMBER AND CHECK YOUR PURCHASE**
What students will study
These courses asks three key questions, no matter what level:
- Critical Analysis: Students will analyse literary texts in depth for their thematic and authorial purposes.
- Critical Engagement: Through specific group activities, students will be asked to not only answer questions relating to thematic and authorial purpose but also analyse each other’s answers to assist in developing a deeper understanding of the themes for that week.
- Essay Writing Components through Group Activities: Through an online workshop series, students will need to submit original work and then engage in a series of assessments of their own work and other students, in order to solidify their learning.
New students will be asked to complete a timed placement test. Please email for more information.
The courses are presented through a blend of printed and online material. Students will have access to a website, which includes:
- A week-by-week study planner, with assignments. Due dates will be observed to ensure students’ regular participation.
- Level-appropriate activities designed specifically for each particular course.
- Interactive content: changeable for variety as well as practical application of lessons learned.
- An ongoing assessment guide, available to parents, students, and the teacher through individual portals.
- Access to online peer and teacher reviews and forums where students discuss topical subjects which are monitored by the teacher.
Students must purchase the required texts and they must be the versions stated — NO KINDLE OR ONLINE VERSIONS. Students will need to annotate physical texts to complete their assignments online and Kindles and html texts does not allow for this.
A computing device with a browser and broadband internet access is required for these courses. Any modern browser will be suitable for most computer activities. Functionality may be limited on mobile devices and/or ipads and therefore is not recommended.
Here are the basic requirements:
- A desktop or laptop computer with either an up-to-date version of Windows or macOS.
- The screen of the device must have a resolution of at least 1024 pixels horizontally and 768 pixels vertically.
Materials to buy
Purchase the physical, paperback books before the term begins as listed in the individual course information. To ensure you have purchased the correct class version, search for the book by the ISBN number provided.
Assigned book for Spring 2021:
Teaching and assessment
Support from the teacher
Students will have access to their teacher who will mark and comment on their written essays and will review their written assignments and provide feedback, and whom they can ask for advice and guidance. The teacher will designate specific office hours throughout the term, in which students can seek further assistance by phone, if needed.
BigBlueButton Session Times: Every Tuesday, 4:00pm-5:30pm
Assessments will be provided through weekly check-in exams, coursework completion, and exit exams, which will be visible to students, parents, and the teacher.