Academic English (ACEG) - Level 1

ACEG1
Course Description

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.


Course Overview

Term 1
Students will begin the year setting up their Reading Response portfolios, which they will work on independently over the course of the year. They will then learn how to complete an essay that identifies and analyses thematic connections across a variety of written and visual texts. Throughout the term, the students will become familiar with written and cinematic language techniques.

Term 2
The class will learn how to analyse visual and verbal techniques in a visual text and produce their own written analysis of an independently chosen text. Later in the term, the students will write and deliver their own oral presentation incorporating rhetorical devices. The students will practise the analysis of unfamiliar text.

Term 3
The term will commence with a novel study that will examine character, theme and setting. The students will analyse the writer’s purpose and how it shapes the reader’s understanding. This will be assessed in the external assessments at the end of the year. All internal assessments will be completed.

Term 4
Preparation for the external assessments will commence. Timed practise essays and the analysis of unfamiliar text will be the main focus in class.

Pathway

Academic English (ACEG) - Level 2

Prerequisites

Open Entry - Students should be timetabled in all other mainstream classes.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90857 v2 English 1.6 - Construct and deliver an oral text
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 90854 v2 English 1.10 - Form personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90852 v2 English 1.8 - Explain significant connection(s) across texts, using supporting evidence
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90851 v2 English 1.3 - Show understanding of significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, using supporting evidence
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 90849 v3 English 1.1 - Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), using supporting evidence
1
E
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 11 credits.

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.