Level 1 English
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.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 35 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 27 credits.
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