This course requires 2 options.
English - Level 2
Teacher in Charge: N. Fry
English is about communicating effectively with others, and enriching our understanding of ourselves and our society. Literature connects students with history, society and human nature. Language is vital to create understanding of ourselves and others, creating empathy. The ability to organise information in a logical, concise manner is essential in all aspects of study and employment.
Standards covered may include:
- Writing Portfolio
- Personal Responses to Reading
- Analysing Significant Connections Between Texts
- Close Viewing of Visual Text
- Close Reading of Unfamiliar Text
Students will be exposed to a wide array of literature. They will learn about the the key ways language is used and the conventions of different genres. The analysis of text will enable students to experiment with their own writing, producing their own portfolio. The emphasis is on experimentation through challenging narrative voice, use of figurative language and established structure.
Students will be exposed to visual, oral and written texts, with a strong emphasis on student choice. Individuals are able to reflect on their strengths and engage in tasks to which support their own areas of interest. Developing confidence in oral communication is a significant goal.
In Term 2, students will focus on reading a variety of texts for both pleasure and analysis. Relating personally to issues within literature is important, considering how it is a reflection of our society over time. Discussions will incorporate our own perspectives, opinions and values. Links between texts will assist students to form critical analysis.
Preparation for exams will incorporate language and text analysis. Study skills will be utilised by students, with support from staff. Individuals will be empowered to develop organisation and drive, through goal setting and personal reflection.
If you did not take a pathway course at Level 1, or achieved fewer than 14 credits in that course, you will need HOD approval.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Course endorsement provides recognition for a student who has performed exceptionally well in an individual course.
Students will gain an endorsement for a course if, in a single school year, they achieve:
14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence, and
at least 3 of these credits from externally assessed standards and 3 credits from internally assessed standards.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
For a full list of UE approved subjects, go here:
Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.
Term: 4, Week: 5
Term: 1, Week: 10
Term: 3, Week: 10
Term: 3, Week: 10
Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines
This course enhances the opportunity to gain Literacy at NCEA Level Two and to meet the requirements for University Entrance. Trades, Armed Forces, Broadcaster, Reporter, Interpreter, Training Consultant, Librarian, Curator, Communications, Marketing Manager, Reviewer, Teacher, Editor, Lawyer, Publisher, Account Executive, Account Supervisor, Actor/actress, Administration, Administrative & Program Director, Administrative Assistant/Office Mgr., Advertising, Advertising Account Executive, Advertising Sales Representative, Announcer, Application Developer, Archivist, Area Coordinator, Assistant Account Executive, Assistant Editor/Production Editor, Associate Company Manager, Associate Director of Publicity, Associate Editor, Associate/Public Accountant, Attorney, Author, Bank Officer, Book Publisher, Bookstore manager, Broadcast Advertising Manager, Broadcasting, Business Operations Senior Planner, Buyer, Career Counselor, Certified Public Accountant, Child Care Specialist/Teacher, Columnist, Commodities Trader, Communication, Communication Skills Trainer, Communications Assistant, Community Affairs Specialist, Computer Manager/Consultant, Confidential Assistant Exec,
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