English Extension - Level 3

ENX3
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs K. Larsen

English is about developing language skills that help boys understand and communicate with the world around them. This course will develop students' ability to interpret ideas, whether they be written, spoken, or visual, and it will promote the capacity to create meaning. Students will finish this course better prepared for further academic study, and to be critical thinkers.


Course Overview

Term 1
Develop an informed understanding of literature. Students will read a novel, then research what critics have said about it in order to deepen their understanding of the text.
Students will craft their first piece of fluent, coherent writing.

Term 2
Students will improve their grasp on language by engaging in one of the following units: close viewing of visual text, verbal presentation, or make connections across texts.
Students will craft a second piece of fluent, coherent writing.

Term 3
Literature study. Students will critically analyse various aspects of the class text that was read in Term 1, and strengthen their understanding of essay writing.
Students will also critically analyse unfamiliar written texts and may craft a third piece of fluent, coherent writing.

Term 4
Revision of external standards: essay writing and comprehension of unfamiliar texts.

Prerequisites

You need 14 Level 2 English credits, including Merits and/or Excellences to do this course. You will need HOD approval if you have not attained this.


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. 91472 v1 English 3.1 - Respond critically to specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91474 v1 English 3.3 - Respond critically to significant aspects of unfamiliar written texts through close reading, supported by evidence
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91475 v1 English 3.4 - Produce a selection of fluent and coherent writing which develops, sustains, and structures ideas
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
Term: , Week:
3
I
6
Y
6w *
A.S. 91479 v1 English 3.8 - Develop an informed understanding of literature and/or language using critical texts
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
Term: , Week:
3
I
4
Y
4r *
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: , Week:
3
I
3
Y
*
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 21

* 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: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.

Pathway Tags

Broadcaster, Reporter, Interpreter, Training Consultant, Librarian, Curator, Communications, Marketing Manager, Reviewer, Teacher, Editor, Lawyer, Publisher Actor/actress, Administration, Advertising, Advertising Account Executive, Advertising Sales Representative, Announcer, Application Developer, Archivist, Area Coordinator, Assistant Account Executive, Assistant Editor/Production Editor, Associate Company Manager, Associate Director of Publicity, Associate Editor, Associate/Public Accountant, 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.