L1LIT

Level 1 Literacy

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs I. Jennings

Graduate Profile: (What qualities/additional skills learners will achieve by taking this course?)
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.

Learning Outcomes/Assessment Links: See standards list. 
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.

Progression: (What courses does this course lead to?)
This course will lead on to Level 2 Work Ready English.

Vocational/Industry links: (What vocational or industry learning experiences will be included in this course?)
Work experience is a possibility through our GATEWAY programme, depending on the student’s age.

Teaching and Learning Approaches: (How will I learn in this course?)
This course helps you develop your reading, writing and speaking skills at a pace to suit your ability.  Placement into the external examination (AS90849) will be dependent on a discussion between you and your teacher.


Course Overview

Term 1
Academic Writing Programme to prepare students for assessment work. Wide Reading Programme. US10792 - Letters/emails.
KEY DATES:
Week 6: Assessment US10792.
Evidence for Unit Standards 2662 (writing), 26624 (reading) and 26625 (speaking) will be collected over the year.

Term 2
Novel study: (In preparation for AS90849 examination); Visual text creation: AS90855; Discussion of visual text as evidence for US26625;
Writing practice and task: AS90053.
KEY DATES:
Week 6: Assessment of AS90855. Week 9: Assessment of AS90053;
Evidence for the Literacy unit standards will be collected throughout the term.

Term 3
US3490 - Incident report; Examination preparation for students attempting AS90849.
KEY DATES:
Week 4: Assessment of US3490; Week 6: Further assessment event AS90053; Derived Grade Examinations.

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

Resource Requirements

Students will require a 1B5 exercise book, pens, highlighters and, if possible, their own chrome book or computer.

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

Possible Career/Vocational Pathway(s): Trades, office work, service industries, armed services, customer service.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 25 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 21 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 3490 v7
NZQA Info
Complete an incident report
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
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. 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: 25
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 20
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

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