Level 1 English (External)

11ENGE
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

Level 2 English (External)

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

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90857 v2 English 1.6 - Construct and deliver an oral text
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 6
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 90856 v2 English 1.11 - Show understanding of visual and/or oral text(s) through close viewing and/or listening, using supporting evidence
Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 8
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 90851 v2 English 1.3 - Show understanding of significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, using supporting evidence
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 1
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 90850 v4 English 1.2 - Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), using supporting evidence
Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 1
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 90053 v5 English 1.5 - Produce formal writing
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 10
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 90052 v5 English 1.4 - Produce creative writing
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 10
1
I
3
Y
Total Credits

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

Pathway Tags

The effective communication skills attained through reading, writing, speaking and listening, and the thinking skills developed in this course are applicable in all tertiary courses, and in all fields of employment.


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