Level 2 Work Ready English

L2WRE
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.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 504 v8 Produce a CV (curriculum vitae)
Assessments:
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1
I
2
U.S. 1280 v7 Use graphics in communication
2
I
2
U.S. 1294 v7 Be interviewed in a formal interview
Assessments:
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2
I
2
U.S. 2989 v6 Select, read, and assess texts on a topic
2
I
3
U.S. 3462 v6 Demonstrate knowledge of traffic law for the purpose of safe driving
2
I
3
U.S. 3488 v6 Write business correspondence for a workplace
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
I
3
U.S. 3492 v7 Write a short report
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2
I
3
U.S. 4252 v8 Produce a personal targeted CV (curriculum vitae)
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
I
2
U.S. 8824 v7 Research a topic using oral, visual and written sources, and evaluate the research process
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
I
3
U.S. 9677 v10 Communicate in a team or group which has an objective
Assessments:
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2
I
3
U.S. 10791 v5 Participate in an informal meeting
2
I
3
U.S. 24871 v4 Complete complex forms
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
I
2
A.S. 91102 v2 English 2.5 - Construct and deliver a crafted and controlled oral text
Assessments:
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2
I
3
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 34 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 34 credits.

Pathway Tags

Digital copywriter, Editorial Assistant, English as a foreign language teacher, Lexicographer, Magazine journalist, Newspaper journalist, Publishingt copy-editor/proofreader, Secondary School teacher, web content manager, writer


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