This course requires 2 options.
Academic English (ACEG) - Level 2
Teacher in Charge: D. Wilson
This course is suitable for students for whom English is not their first language. It offers the opportunity to achieve a combination of English Language Unit Standards and English Achievement Standards in an environment suited to second language speakers.
Students begin the year setting up their Reading Responses portfolios, which they will work on independently over the course of the year. They will complete a writing text on a familiar subject which will be used for their first internal assessment which requires them to resent information on a familiar subject.
The class will begin work on a written text novel. They will learn to analyse characters, themes, settings, language features in preparation for their final External Examination.
Level 3 students will begin work on their research project; their formal writing text . Level 2 students will work towards further reading, writing and listening standards and assessments. All internal assessments will be completed by the end of this term.
All students sitting the external examinations will be gaining a thorough understanding of text analysis and question specific responses. Students working on the research assignment will hand in their final submission before leaving on study leave.
Open Entry - Students should be timetabled in all other mainstream classes.
Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.
It is the policy of Tauranga Boys’ College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.