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The Sound of Waves

  • Course level: English Literature

Description

The Sound of Waves by Yukio Mishima is a set text for the 0408 IGCSE World Literature exams in 2021 to 2024. 

Set in a remote fishing village in Japan, The Sound of Waves is a timeless story of first love. It tells of Shinji, a young fisherman and Hatsue, the beautiful daughter of the wealthiest man in the village. Shinji is entranced at the sight of Hatsue in the twilight on the beach and they fall in love. When the villagers’ gossip threatens to divide them, Shinji must risk his life to prove his worth. 

This course is being taught as a group workshop during specific times of the academic year, in correlation with exam dates. 

Paper Marking

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What Will I Learn?

  • Make effective literature notes and mind maps
  • Understand genre specific literary devices
  • Explore effects created by the writer’s use of language devices and narrative style
  • Link ideas to essay questions in an insightful manner
  • Unique question-specific strategies
  • Exam techniques practiced through extensive question practice and personalised feedback
  • Time management strategies

Topic Areas For This Subject

Extract-based Essay

Critical Essay
Empathic Response
Oral Response

General Essay

Ideal For

This course is designed for Grade 9 and 10 students who are studying the CIE IGCSE, Edexcel and GCSE curriculums and have this literature text as part of their exams.