Level 3 English
Teacher in Charge: Mrs I. Jennings
Graduate Profile: (What qualities/additional skills will learners achieve by taking this course?)
This course is a specialist English course for students who enjoy the study of English literature. It has a strong literary component and a focuses on critical analysis of written texts as well as improving writing skills. Students must enjoy and be willing to read and analyse complex texts such as Shakespeare and other classic works of literature.
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 critically evaluate written texts using professional critical theory to enhance their ideas,
- why and how to use accurate and appropriate language in a range of situations and for different audiences, and
- how to improve and craft their writing.
Possible Career/Vocational Pathway(s): (What career pathways are related to this course?)
Tertiary study, librarian, journalist, speechwriter, teacher, barrister, solicitor. In fact, the analysis, reading and writing skills will apply to all tertiary education.
Vocational/Industry links: (What vocational or industry learning experiences will be included in this course?)
Learning outcomes/Assessment links: See standards list
Please note: Courses may change with the review of standards at the end of each year.
Progression: (What other courses does this course lead to?)
This course can lead to further Tertiary study and/or develop the students' own interest in literature and language.
Contextualised contexts: (What local, cultural, real-life content is involved in this course?)
The study of English holds up a mirror and opens a window to the world. New Zealand and international texts are studied.
Teaching and Learning Approaches: (How will I learn in this course?)
Reading for analysis, writing, and discussion about themes and ideas play a central role in Level 3 English. Being prepared to read and discuss high level literature such as Shakespeare’s plays is a must. Students do not have to be ‘good’ at English, but they must be prepared to put in the mahi, time and effort.
AS91479 (3.9) - Critical theory study; AS91474 (3.3) - Unfamiliar texts (introduction, then ongoing)
KEY DATES: Week 10: Critical theory AS91479 essay due (4 credits) AS91479 Essay due
AS91472 (3.7) - Connections across texts (complete unit); AS91474 (3.3) - Unfamiliar texts (ongoing)
KEY DATES: Week 10: Connections essay due (4 credits)
AS91475 (3.4) - Writing assessment (complete unit); AS91474 (3.3) - Unfamiliar texts (ongoing)
KEY DATES: Week 2 and 3 - AS91476 presentations (3 credits) Week 10: AS91475 - Writing assessment portfolio due (6 credits)
Derived Grade Examinations
Preliminary examinations. Revision for AS91472 (3.1) and AS91474 (3.3) (3 weeks)
Students will require pens, refills and, if possible, a chrome book or computer.
Recommended Prior Learning
Entry is by earning twelve credits in Level 2 English.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 25 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.
Term: 2, Week: 10
Term: 1, Week: 10
Term: 2, Week: 10
Term: 3, Week: 10
Term: 4, Week: 3
Term: 3, Week: 2
Term: 3, Week: 3
Term: 1, Week: 10
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 25
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.