English - NCEA Level 1

Level 1 English

English as we've always done it

Entry:

• An advanced standard of work in Year 10.
• This is one of the ENG101-103 courses that you can choose to study. Only pick one of the courses within this range if you have been nominated for them by your English teacher. It is important that you pick the correct type of course the first time around otherwise you may miss out on the course you would like to study.

Information:

• This is the appropriate course for students intending to take English at Level 3 as part of their University Entrance qualification. It is designed for those students who would prefer to study texts that aren’t necessarily connected via a theme or linked by content. It will be a course similar to that in the junior school in terms of covering various parts of the curriculum, but is an academic course for those who are very comfortable with their ability and skills in this subject.
• It contains only English credits and does offer course endorsement.
 

 

One of the boys - Masculinity in English

Entry:

• An advanced standard of work in Year 10.
• This is one of the ENG101-103 courses that you can choose to study. Only pick one of the courses within this range if you have been nominated for them by your English teacher. It is important that you pick the correct type of course the first time around otherwise you may miss out on the course you would like to study.

Information:

• This is the appropriate course for students intending to take English at Level 3 as part of their University Entrance qualification. It is designed for those students who are interested in exploring the male voice in text. It is not intended that this is a course solely for males, but rather for those students who are interested in looking at the identity of men in a range of different texts. Are the male characters presented in text actually what we see in reality?
• This course will only offer English credits and does offer course endorsement.
 

English of the Pacific (A Pasifika and New Zealand Focus)

Entry:

• An advanced standard of work in Year 10.
• This is one of the ENG101-103 courses that you can choose to study. Only pick one of the courses within this range if you have been nominated for them by your English teacher. It is important that you pick the correct type of course the first time around otherwise you may miss out on the course you would like to study.

Information:

• This is the appropriate course for students intending to take English at Level 3 as part of their University Entrance qualification. It is designed for those students who are interested in exploring the literature of the Pacific. What is it the writers in our part of the world have to say? What is our identity in writing? Does your experience match what we see or read in these texts?
• This course will only offer English credits and does offer course endorsement.
 

Performance English

Entry:

• Proficiency in English at Year 10.
• This is one of the ENG104-107 courses that you can choose to study. Only pick one of the courses within this range if you have been nominated for them by your English teacher. It is important that you pick the correct type of course the first time around otherwise you may miss out on the course you would like to study.
• You are still able to enrol in Drama 101 if you take this course. There will be no clashes with standards, and therefore the two courses will complement each other well.

Information:

• This course suits the majority of students. It is for those who cope in most areas of English. It prepares students for a number of aspects of English and allows them to gain Level 1 Literacy requirements. It is designed for those students who like to perform – giving them the opportunity to study plays, look at the features of theatre and to use drama as a basis for English standards. They will perform and study theatre; respond to and analyse it. Students must therefore be willing to write and perform/work as a team.
• This course does predominately contain English standards, but does have one specific Drama standard. It will offer course endorsement.
 

 

Level 1 General English

The lives of others (Biographies and English)

Entry:

• Proficiency in English at Year 10.
• This is one of the ENG104-107 courses that you can choose to study. Only pick one of the courses within this range if you have been nominated for them by your English teacher. It is important that you pick the correct type of course the first time around otherwise you may miss out on the course you would like to study.

Information:

• This course suits the majority of students. It is for those who cope in most areas of English, but in particular you must be willing to read a number of different texts about a range of different people and their lives. It will prepare students for a number of aspects of English and will allow them to gain Level 1 Literacy requirements. It is designed as a course that will enable students to study the lives of other people – whether they be in the art world, music, literary, film … fiction or non-fiction. The focus of this course will be determined by the teacher in consultation with students.
• This course will offer course endorsement.
 

Journalism

Entry:

• Proficiency in English at Year 10.
• This is one of the ENG104-107 courses that you can choose to study. Only pick one of the courses within this range if you have been nominated for them by your English teacher. It is important that you pick the correct type of course the first time around otherwise you may miss out on the course you would like to study.
• This course contains credits that are also offered in 11FTV; therefore YOU CANNOT take both courses. If you wish to take 11FTV, please choose a different ENG104-107 course.

Information:

• This course suits the majority of students. It is for those who cope in most areas of English. It prepares students for a number of aspects of English and allows them to gain Level 1 Literacy requirements. This is designed for those students who are interested in sharing their opinions with others and want to report on the on-going events at the High School and within our community. They need to be able to meet deadlines, must be willing to edit their work and be open to working with others as well as different technology.
• This course will contain a mixture of Media and English standards and does offer course endorsement.
 

Visual English

Entry:

• Proficiency in English at Year 10.
• This is one of the ENG104-107 courses that you can choose to study. Only pick one of the courses within this range if you have been nominated for them by your English teacher. It is important that you pick the correct type of course the first time around otherwise you may miss out on the course you would like to study.
• You are still able to enrol in FTV 101 if you take this course. There will be no clashes with standards, and therefore the two courses will complement each other well.

Information:

• This course suits the majority of students. It is for those who cope in most areas of English. It prepares students for a number of aspects of English and allows them to gain Level 1 Literacy requirements. It is designed for students who are interested in the visual side of this subject – static images and studying movies. You need to be willing to not only watch movies, but actually study them.
• This course will only contain English credits and does offer course endorsement.
 

 

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