ENG2
This course requires 2 options.

English - Level 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: K. Larsen

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
- Speech
- Close Reading of Unfamiliar Text
- Response to Written Text


Course Overview

Term 1
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.

Term 2
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.

Term 3
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.

Term 4
Preparation for exams will incorporate literary essays, vocabulary 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.

Pathway

Prerequisites

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.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91106 v2
NZQA Info
English 2.9 - Form developed personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence
4
4
4
4
4
4

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 10

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91104 v2
NZQA Info
English 2.7 - Analyse significant connections across texts, supported by evidence
4
4
4
4
4

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 10

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91101 v2
NZQA Info
English 2.4 - Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writing
6
6
6
6
6
6

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 10

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91100 v2
NZQA Info
English 2.3 - Analyse significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, supported by evidence
4
4
4
4
4
4

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 5

Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 18
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 14
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer

POLICY
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.