L1LIT

Level 1 Literacy

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs I. Jennings

What will I learn and how will I learn?
This course focuses on building upon the skills students have learned in Junior English and further develops their language and literacy skills to prepare them for NCEA assessment. It is for students who struggle with literacy. They can work at their own pace and gain their Literacy requirements for NCEA. The credits offered are internally assessed. However, there is the opportunity for students, depending on their ability, to do an external achievement standard and have an opportunity at other achievement standards. 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 discussions
  • develop their love of reading for pleasure and further develop their reading comprehension skills
  • how to analyse visual texts and create a visual text
  • 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.

NOTE: The course is only endorsable for students who complete achievement standards. Student courses are individualised. Standards to be attempted will be determined in consultation with the teacher.

Conditions of Assessment
NCEA internal assessments allow a flexible approach to the collection of achievement evidence. Therefore, assessment conditions will vary from in class tasks, supervised by the teacher, to ongoing assessment work completed at home. All assessments will be monitored by the subject teacher to ensure authenticity of student work. Specific assessment conditions will be provided for individual achievement standards.

Submitting Internal Assessment
All internal assessments are to be submitted by specified due dates. These will be available in 2020.

Resubmission and Further Assessment Opportunities
Resubmissions can only be offered once and only when small errors or omissions need to be corrected in student work in a short period of time. There is no further teaching available. Further assessment opportunities are not available in every standard.



Course Overview

Term 1
Academic Writing Programme to prepare students for assessment work. US504 - Produce a CV Wide Reading Programme:
US26624 and/or AS90854. 1 x piece of evidence for US2662
KEY DATES: Week 4: Assessment of US504 Week 9 Assessment of US26624.

Term 2
Film study: AS90856 Visual text creation: AS90855- from AS90856 theme Writing practice and task: US1273 or AS90053.
1 x piece of evidence for US2662
KEY DATES: Week 4: Assessment of AS90856. Week 8: Assessment of AS90855 Contribution to US1273 portfolio
from AS90856 and AS90855

Term 3
Complete writing assessment: US1273 and/or AS90053. Creative writing task for students completing US1273.
Examination preparation for students attempting AS90849. 1 x piece of evidence for US26625
KEY DATES: Week 3: Assessment of US1273 or AS90053 formal writing task. Week 6: Assessment of US1273 creative writing task.
Derived Grade Examinations.

Term 4
Completion of unit standards and/or internally assessed achievement standards. Examination revision: AS90849
KEY DATES: NZQA English Examination

Recommended Prior Learning

Entry is determined by students' literacy skills, particularly in reading and writing, and their level of success in Year 10 English.

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 35 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 31 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 504 v8
NZQA Info
Produce a CV (curriculum vitae)

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 1273 v8
NZQA Info
Express ideas in writing and write an original story
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 3
Term: 3, Week: 6

U.S. 3490 v7
NZQA Info
Complete an incident report
2
2
2
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 10792 v5
NZQA Info
Write formal personal correspondence

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 26622 v4
NZQA Info
Write to communicate ideas for a purpose and audience
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 10
Term: 2, Week: 10
Term: 3, Week: 10
Term: 4, Week: 4

U.S. 26624 v5
NZQA Info
Read texts with understanding
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 6

U.S. 26625 v6
NZQA Info
Actively participate in spoken interactions
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 10
Term: 2, Week: 10
Term: 3, Week: 10
Term: 4, Week: 4

A.S. 90053 v5
NZQA Info
English 1.5 - Produce formal writing
3
3
3
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 3

A.S. 90849 v3
NZQA Info
English 1.1 - Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), using supporting evidence
4
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 5

A.S. 90854 v2
NZQA Info
English 1.10 - Form personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence
4
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90855 v3
NZQA Info
English 1.7 - Create a visual text
3
3
3
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 8

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 35
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 24
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0