Level 1 English
Teacher in Charge: Mrs I. Jennings
Graduate Profile: (What qualities/additional skills will learners achieve by taking this course?)
This course focuses on building upon the skills students have learned in junior English and further develops their language skills to prepare them for NCEA assessment. They will learn:
- how to write confidently in a range of styles to express their ideas.
- how to explore and articulate their ideas verbally through speeches, presentations and debates.
- how to closely read and analyse moving visual texts.
- how to use processes and structures to understand and respond to surface level and deeper ideas within texts.
- why and how to use accurate and appropriate language in a range of situations and for different audiences.
Learning outcomes/Assessment links:
See list of standards.
Progression: (Learner progression to further qualifications and/or employent from this learning programme?)
This course leads to Level 2 English or Level 2 Work Ready English. This is dependent on the ability, needs and interests of the student.
Vocational/Industry Links (Industry valued content): (work integrated learning experiences, trips to industry sites)
Contextualised Contexts: (What local, cultural, real-life content is involved in this course?)
Students will study and discuss texts that both mirror their world and open a window to the world around them.
Teaching and Learning Approaches: (How will I learn in this course?)
Students will be engaging in texts, such as short films, novels, poems, and songs, myths and legends. This course will develop their writing skills, reading comprehension, speaking skills, cinematographic and visual skills as well as critical thinking skills.
AS90851 - Unfamiliar Texts (Introduction in class then ongoing); AS90856 - Close Viewing (complete unit)
KEY DATES: Week 10: Close viewing assessment
AS90851 - Unfamiliar Texts (ongoing); AS90849 - Begin written text study for external (ongoing at home);
AS90852 - Connections across texts; AS90855 - Create a visual text.
KEY DATES: Week 10 Connections and visual text due
AS90851 - Unfamiliar texts (ongoing); AS90857 - Present speech (optional); AS90849 - Written texts study for external - links to AS90053 & AS90052;
AS90857 - Oral presentation (optional); AS90053 - Formal writing (complete unit); AS90052 - Creative writing (complete unit).
KEY DATES: Week 10: Formal and creative writing due. Derived Grade examinations.
Preliminary examinations. Revision for AS90849 and AS90851 (3 weeks)
KEY DATES: Week 5 NCEA examinations.
Students will require a 1B5 excercise book, and if possible, their own chromebook.
Recommended Prior Learning
Entry is by success in Year 10 English. This is determined by work ethic and achievement.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
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