L2WRE

Level 2 Work Ready English

Course Description

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 Level 1 Literacy and further develops their productive and receptive language skills. The course aims to give students an opportunity to enhance their language skills based around a future employment focus. 

They will learn:
- how to research a chosen career-based topic and evaluate the success of their research,
- how to document their research findings in a written format,
- how to write both a general and targeted resumé,
- how to conduct themselves in a formal interview,
- how to write a business correspondence,
- how to work and communicate effectively in a group situation, and
- how to communicate effectively and conduct an informal meeting.

Possible Career/Vocational Pathway(s): (What career pathways are related to this course?)
Trade related courses and apprenticeships, office work, service industry, customer service. This course is designed to prepare students for the workforce.

Learning outcomes/Assessment links: See standards list. 
Please Note: Courses are subject to change with the review of standards at the end of each year.

Progression: (What other courses does this course lead to?)
The purpose of this course is to prepare students for employment and/or securing an apprenticeship.

Vocational/Industry Links: (What other courses/industry learning experiences will be included in this course?) 
Students can enrol in a GATEWAY programme, participate in ‘Speed Meets’, and/or be introduced to industry recruiters and services personnel.

Contextualised contexts: (What local, cultural, real-life content is involved in this course?)
GATEWAY programmes are available for students, together with the opportunity of visiting local industry.

Teaching and Learning Approaches: (How will I learn in this course?)
Work Ready teachers will liaise with automotive, construction, hospitality and tourism teachers. Students will need a positive ‘can do’ attitude, be able to work in a team or independently, have good listening and self-management skills and also a willingness to learn - all employment skills.


Course Overview

Term 1
US8824 - Research assessment (complete); US3492 - Report assessment (complete)
KEY DATES: Internal assessments are completed throughout the term.

Term 2
US504 - Resumè assessment (complete);  US4252 - Resumè assessment (complete);  US1294 - Begin interview unit
KEY DATES: Internal assessments are completed throughout the term.

Term 3
US1294 Complete interview; US3488 Business correspondence (complete) 
KEY DATES: Week 10: Derived Grade examinations: Extended internal lesson (2 hours)

Term 4
Finish all outstanding work.
KEY DATES: Week 5: NCEA Examination not applicable for this course.

Resource Requirements

Students will require pens, refills and, if possible, a chrome book or computer.

Recommended Prior Learning

Entry is open to Year 12 students. 

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 34 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 34 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)
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 1

U.S. 1280 v7
NZQA Info
Use graphics in communication
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 1294 v7
NZQA Info
Be interviewed in a formal interview
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 1

U.S. 2989 v6
NZQA Info
Select, read, and assess texts on a topic
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 3462 v6
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of traffic law for the purpose of safe driving
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 3488 v6
NZQA Info
Write business correspondence for a workplace
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 1

U.S. 3492 v7
NZQA Info
Write a short report
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 9

U.S. 4252 v8
NZQA Info
Produce a personal targeted CV (curriculum vitae)
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 7

U.S. 8824 v7
NZQA Info
Research a topic using oral, visual and written sources, and evaluate the research process
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 9

U.S. 9677 v10
NZQA Info
Communicate in a team or group which has an objective
3
3
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 2

U.S. 10791 v5
NZQA Info
Participate in an informal meeting
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 24871 v4
NZQA Info
Complete complex forms
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 1

A.S. 91102 v2
NZQA Info
English 2.5 - Construct and deliver a crafted and controlled oral text
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 1

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 34
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 3
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

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