L3ENG

Level 3 English

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs I. Jennings

What will I learn and how will I learn?
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. 

Students 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
- how to improve and craft their writing.

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, under teacher supervision, 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Courses may change with the review of standards at the end of each year.

 

Course Overview

Term 1
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

Term 2
AS91472 (3.7) - Connections across texts (complete unit); AS91474 (3.3) - Unfamiliar texts (ongoing)
KEY DATES: Week 10: Connections essay due (4 credits)

Term 3
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

Term 4
Preliminary examinations. Revision for AS91472 (3.1) and AS91474 (3.3) (3 weeks)

Recommended Prior Learning

Entry is by earning twelve credits in Level 2 English.

Credit Information

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.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91472 v1
NZQA Info
English 3.1 - Respond critically to specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 10

A.S. 91474 v1
NZQA Info
English 3.3 - Respond critically to significant aspects of unfamiliar written texts through close reading, supported by evidence
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0

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

A.S. 91475 v1
NZQA Info
English 3.4 - Produce a selection of fluent and coherent writing which develops, sustains, and structures ideas
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91476 v1
NZQA Info
English 3.5 - Create and deliver a fluent and coherent oral text which develops, sustains, and structures ideas
3
3
3
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 2
Term: 3, Week: 3

A.S. 91478 v1
NZQA Info
English 3.7 - Respond critically to significant connections across texts, supported by evidence
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91479 v1
NZQA Info
English 3.8 - Develop an informed understanding of literature and/or language using critical texts
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 10

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 25
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 25
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 18
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

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.