ENG100

Level 1 English

Course Description

Teacher to contact with questions: Mr I. Crandell-Tanner

Level 1 English develops critical written and spoken communication skills. It also involves the study of literature and promotes critical thinking, inspiring and motivating students to live their lives with confidence and purpose. In English, students learn that words change the way we see the world. 

At NCEA Level 1, students are assigned to classes based on their identified learning needs. Each class works at a different pace and offers different assessment; however, all classes offer students the opportunity to gain the 10 Literacy credits required to achieve NCEA Level One.

In a Level One course, students should expect to take part in a range of learning experiences, including:

  • Reading and analysing poetry
  • Reading and analysing a novel or short stories
  • Viewing and analysing a film
  • Creating visual communications, such as advertising
  • Writing in formal styles
  • Writing in creative styles
  • Public speaking
  • Studying a Shakespearian drama.

Each course is tailored to suit the learning needs, interests and desires of its students. Courses are often themed around one or more topics, such as war, racism, science fiction, relationships, or fate and free will. 

The standards listed below indicate the range of assessments students may undertake. Each class will attempt approximately 20 credits.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

1B5/1B8 Exercise book OR refill and ringbinder
ENGL101: Workbooks that cost $20 are optional for students sitting the unfamiliar text examination.

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 35 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 27 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 26622 v4
NZQA Info
Write to communicate ideas for a purpose and audience
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 26624 v5
NZQA Info
Read texts with understanding
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 26625 v6
NZQA Info
Actively participate in spoken interactions
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
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
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
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90849 v3
NZQA Info
English 1.1 - Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), using supporting evidence
4
4
4
4
4
4
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
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90852 v2
NZQA Info
English 1.8 - Explain significant connection(s) across texts, using supporting evidence
4
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90854 v2
NZQA Info
English 1.10 - Form personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence
4
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
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
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: 35
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 35
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

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