English - Level 1

ENG1
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: M. Page

English is about developing language skills that help us understand and communicate with the world around us.

This is a compulsory course at Year 11. Students will be placed in appropriate classes according to their reading and writing levels.

Approximately 20 credits will be available in each Year 11 English course.

Below is an example of credits that can be achieved.


Course Overview

Term 1
Students will read/watch/listen to a range of texts and critically analyse the connections between them. In the process, students will develop the ability to think critically and improve the fluency of their writing.

Term 2
Students will learn how to understand and analyse unfamiliar written texts. This will enable them to better understand the written texts that they encounter in day-to-day life; it will also improve their literacy skills in general.
Additionally, students will develop their grasp of verbal language, or learn how to write creatively.

Term 3
Students will develop their understanding of visual language by analysing various aspects of film and/or television. In the process, students will develop the ability to think critically and improve the fluency of their writing.
Students will also read, and respond to independently selected texts, which will strengthen their reading skills.

Term 4
Revision of external standard 1.1: show understanding of unfamiliar texts.

Pathway

English - Level 2, English Accelerated - Level 2, English Extension - Level 2, Vocational Literacy - Level 2

Prerequisites

Open Entry


Credit Information

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:
https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/university-entrance/approved-subjects

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
Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 5
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 90856 v2 English 1.11 - Show understanding of visual and/or oral text(s) through close viewing and/or listening, using supporting evidence
Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 10
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 90854 v2 English 1.10 - Form personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 10
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90852 v2 English 1.8 - Explain significant connection(s) across texts, using supporting evidence
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 6
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
Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 6
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 90053 v5 English 1.5 - Produce formal writing
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 10
1
I
3
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.

Pathway Tags

Broadcaster, Reporter, Interpreter, Training Consultant, Librarian, Curator, Communications, Marketing Manager, Reviewer, Teacher, Editor, Lawyer, Publisher Actor/actress, Administration, Administrative Assistant/Office Mgr., Advertising, Advertising Account Executive, Advertising Sales Representative, Announcer, Archivist, Area Coordinator, Associate Company Manager, Associate Director of Publicity, Associate Editor, Attorney, Author, Bank Officer, Book Publisher, Bookstore manager, Broadcast Advertising Manager, Broadcasting, Career Counselor, Certified Public Accountant, Child Care Specialist/Teacher, Columnist, Commodities Trader, Communication, Communication Skills Trainer, Communications Assistant, Community Affairs Specialist


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.