Level 2 English

L2ENG
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 English, and further develops their productive and receptive language skills to prepare them for NCEA Level 3 and tertiary education.  The course aims to give students the opportunity to gain the English criteria for university entry.  Students must be prepared to do homework. That will involve reading novels or extended texts and written work throughout the year. They will learn:

  • how to write confidently in a range of styles to develop and sustain their ideas.
  • how to craft their writing.
  • how to explore and articulate their ideas verbally through speeches, presentations and debates.
  • how to closely read and analyse moving visual texts.
  • 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.

Vocational/Industry links: (What vocational or industry learning experiences will be included in this course?)

Contextualised contexts: (What local, cultural, real-life content is involves in this course?)
English holds a mirror and opens a window to a student's life. Where possible, New Zealand texts are used or strong connections are made to the student's life.

Teaching and Learning Approaches: (How will I learn in this course?)
Students will learn through reading, writing (both formal and creative), critical thinking, speaking, listening and analysing texts - both visual and verbal approaches. The willingness to read extended texts and write extended responses and essays is a requirement. Students will be taught how to do this. A good work ethic will go a long way. Writing, reading and analysis skills will be taught by the teacher.


Course Overview

Term 1
AS91106 - Personal Responses (introduction, then ongoing at home); AS91100 - Unfamiliar texts (introduction, then ongoing);
AS91107 - Viewing (complete unit)
KEY DATES:
Week 10: AS91107 assessment

Term 2
AS91101 - Writing (begin unit); AS91100 - Unfamiliar texts (ongoing); AS91107 - Personal Responses (ongoing); Connection
KEY DATES:
Week 5: AS91101 - Review writing; Week 10: AS91107 - Assessment due.

Term 3
AS91098 - Written texts (begin unit); AS91100 - Unfamiliar texts (ongoing); AS91101 - Writing (finish unit); ​​​​​​​
AS91102 - Present speech (optional)
KEY DATES:
Week 5: As91102 - Speech due; Week 10: AS91101 - Writing assessment due
Derived Grade examinations (AS91098 and AS91100)

Term 4
Preliminary examinations. Revision for AS91098 and AS91100 (3 weeks)
KEY DATES:
Week 5: NCEA examination

Pathway

Level 3 English

POSSIBLE CAREER/VOCATIONAL PATHWAY(S): (What career pathways are related to this course?)
The ability to write well and read for meaning is required in most walks of life. This course also prepares students for academic pathways of choice that do not necessarily include the study of literature. Journalist, Barrister, Solicitor, Librarian, Policy analyst, Advertising, business owner, Editing, Author, Teacher, blogger, media work.

Resource Requirements

Students will require a 1B5 exercise book (or a refill), pens, highlighters and, if possible, a chrome book or laptop,


Recommended Prior Learning

Entry is by gaining twelve achievement standard credits at Level 1 and you MUST have attempted external NCEA examinations in the previous year or approval from HoLA.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91098 v3 English 2.1 - Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence
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E
4
Y
4r,4w
A.S. 91100 v2 English 2.3 - Analyse significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, supported by evidence
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2
E
4
Y
4r,4w
A.S. 91101 v2 English 2.4 - Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writing
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2
I
6
Y
6w
A.S. 91102 v2 English 2.5 - Construct and deliver a crafted and controlled oral text
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2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91104 v2 English 2.7 - Analyse significant connections across texts, supported by evidence
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91106 v2 English 2.9 - Form developed personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence
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2
I
4
Y
4r
A.S. 91107 v2 English 2.10 - Analyse aspects of visual and/or oral text(s) through close viewing and/or listening, supported by evidence
2
I
3
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 28 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.

Pathway Tags

Trades, Armed Forces, Broadcaster, Reporter, Interpreter, Training Consultant, Librarian, Curator, Communications, Marketing Manager, Reviewer, Teacher, Editor, Lawyer, Publisher, Account Executive, Account Supervisor, Actor/actress, Administration, Administrative & Program Director, Administrative Assistant/Office Mgr., Advertising, Advertising Account Executive, Advertising Sales Representative, Announcer, Application Developer, Archivist, Area Coordinator, Assistant Account Executive, Assistant Editor/Production Editor, Associate Company Manager, Associate Director of Publicity, Associate Editor, Associate/Public Accountant, Attorney, Author, Bank Officer, Book Publisher, Bookstore manager, Broadcast Advertising Manager, Broadcasting, Business Operations Senior Planner, Buyer, Career Counselor, Certified Public Accountant, Child Care Specialist/Teacher, Columnist, Commodities Trader, Communication, Communication Skills Trainer, Communications Assistant, Community Affairs Specialist, Computer Manager/Consultant, Confidential Assistant Exec


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