NCEA Level 1 English
Teacher in Charge: M. Clark
The course covers similar material to what students have studied in Years 9 and 10: creative and formal writing, the study of literature (such as novels, poetry, short story, film) and unfamiliar texts and speeches. We offer 4 Achievement Standards - 3 of which students gain from work they do in class (internally assessed) and 1 standard which is assessed in an exam at the end of the year.
The goals for this course are to gain at least 15 credits towards achieving Level 1 NCEA. Students will develop the knowledge and skills needed to communicate effectively through creating visual, verbal and written texts. They will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to understand and interpret visual, verbal and oral texts.
This course leads to a University Entrance approved subject.
Recommended Prior Learning
Students will be notified which course they have gained entry for, subject to achievement in Year 10 and class size.
Note: current national review of standards may result in changes to the course.
Total Credits Available: 31 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 19 credits.
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For NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3 courses will be made up of a selection of the stated standards. This will happen at the beginning of the year with the assigned teacher.