Academic English (ACEG) - Level 2

ACEG2
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms D. Wilson

This course is suitable for students for whom English is not their first language. It offers the opportunity to achieve English Achievement Standards in an environment suited to second language speakers. Students will have the opportunity over two years to gain their UE literacy credits. Where English language skills are very low, students will be offered the opportunity to complete English Language assessment standards to support their achievement of each NCEA level.



Course Overview

Term 1
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.

Term 2
In term 2 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.

Term 3
In term 3 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.

Term 4
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.

Prerequisites

Open Entry for year 12 students - Students should be timetabled in all other mainstream classes.

Year 13 students may enter at the discretion of the Head of Department where UE has already been attained.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 22750 v4 Write a crafted text for a specified audience using researched material in English for an academic purpose
4
I
6
Y
6r,6w
U.S. 28064 v3 Present information on a familiar topic (EL)
3
I
5
A.S. 91098 v3 English 2.1 - Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence
2
E
4
Y
4r,4w
A.S. 91106 v2 English 2.9 - Form developed personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence
2
I
4
Y
4r
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 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.