11ENGE

Level 1 English (External)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms R. Hutchinson

Level 1 English External
Level 1 English provides a gateway for students to experience the study of written texts (novels, short stories, non-fiction, poetry, song lyrics, opinions), visual and oral texts (speeches, feature films, short films, advertisements, music videos, podcasts). These texts and genres are the foundations upon which students develop key critical thinking skills, and improve the effectiveness of their written and oral communication skills.

Students will study a written text(s), a film, and 'unfamiliar texts, all examined externally in the November NCEA exams. Internal assessment comprises of a speech on a topic of the student's choice, a research project linked to the studied literature topic, close viewing of a self-selected visual text e.g. music video or advertisement, and a choice of either formal or creative writing.

This is an interesting and academically rigorous course composed of both externally assessed (end of year examination) and internally assessed English Achievement Standards. Most English Standards contribute towards Level 1 Literacy.


Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$30 Pop Up Globe; $10 Poetry in Action
1 x 30 page clear file
1 x 2B8 hardcover exercise book

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90857 v2
NZQA Info
English 1.6 - Construct and deliver an oral text
3
3
3
3
3
3

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 6

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90856 v2
NZQA Info
English 1.11 - Show understanding of visual and/or oral text(s) through close viewing and/or listening, using supporting evidence
3
3
3
3
3
3

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 8

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90851 v2
NZQA Info
English 1.3 - Show understanding of significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, using supporting evidence
4
4
4
4
4
4

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 1

Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90850 v4
NZQA Info
English 1.2 - Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), using supporting evidence
4
4
4
4
4
4

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 1

Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90053 v5
NZQA Info
English 1.5 - Produce formal writing
3
3
3
3
3
3

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 10

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90052 v5
NZQA Info
English 1.4 - Produce creative writing
3
3
3
3
3
3

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 10

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 20
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0