English - Level 3

ENG3
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: N. Fry

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

Standards may include:
- Literature studies
- Close viewing of visual text
- Critically analysing connections between texts
- Speech
- Close reading of unfamiliar texts

An example of credits available is listed below.


Course Overview

Term 1
Make connections across texts - 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 develop their understanding of visual language by critically 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.

Term 3
Students will develop their grasp of spoken language by planning and delivering a presentation to the class. In the process, students will improve their mastery of verbal communication.
Students will learn how to critically analyse unfamiliar written texts. This will enable them to better understand the written texts that they encounter beyond school, and generally improve their literacy skills.

Term 4
Revision of external standard 3.1: respond critically to unfamiliar texts.

Prerequisites

If you did not take a pathway course at Level 2, or achieved fewer than 14 credits in that course, you will need HOD approval.


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. 91480 v1 English 3.9 - Respond critically to significant aspects of visual and/or oral text(s) through close reading, supported by evidence
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 10
3
I
3
Y
*
A.S. 91478 v1 English 3.7 - Respond critically to significant connections across texts, supported by evidence
Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 10
3
I
4
Y
*
A.S. 91476 v1 English 3.5 - Create and deliver a fluent and coherent oral text which develops, sustains, and structures ideas
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 5
3
I
3
Y
*
A.S. 91475 v1 English 3.4 - Produce a selection of fluent and coherent writing which develops, sustains, and structures ideas
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 10
3
I
6
Y
6w *
A.S. 91474 v1 English 3.3 - Respond critically to significant aspects of unfamiliar written texts through close reading, supported by evidence
Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 5
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 20

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Pathway Tags

Broadcaster, Reporter, Interpreter, Training Consultant, Librarian, Curator, Communications, Marketing Manager, Reviewer, Teacher, Editor, Lawyer, Publisher, Actor/actress, Administration, Administrative & Program Director, Administrative Assistant/Office Mgr., Advertising, Advertising Account Executive, Advertising Sales Representative, Announcer, Archivist, Area Coordinator, Assistant Editor/Production Editor, Associate Company Manager, Associate Director of Publicity, Associate Editor, Attorney, Author, Book Publisher, Bookstore manager, Broadcast Advertising Manager, Broadcasting, Career Counselor, 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.