Level 3 English (External)
English at level 3 is an academic course that helps hone students’ analytical, thinking and communication skills. It is the keystone subject underpinning all tertiary study and communication in the professional workplace. In our interconnected world, effective communication has never been more valuable across a variety of platforms. English at this level not only approaches literary theory and analysis, but also helps students to become adept at understanding and expressing complex ideas so they can become effective communicators.
The course teaches three externally assessed standards. Achievement Standard 3.3 is not shown in the standards below to reflect an accurate course credit count. Please note that students are strongly encouraged to choose only two externally assessed standards. However, they are able to participate in three if they feel they are capable.
Recommended Prior Learning
Students must have achieved at least 16 credits in Level Two English, including at least an Achieved mark in one or more English external exams.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
1 x 1B5 exercise book
1 x 30 page clear file
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18
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.