Level 3 English
Teacher to contact with questions: Mr I. Crandell-Tanner
Level 3 English focuses on the relationship between literature and the political and social structures in which people live and have lived. It builds on the analysis and communication skills developed in Level 2 English. The course strengthens students' critical thinking and their ability to articulate ideas with precision and clarity. Students will develop strong independent study habits, as well as building empathy and an understanding of different perspectives about our place in the world.
Students working at a high academic level will be offered the opportunity to sit the New Zealand Scholarship exam in English.
The Level 3 course in 2021 will cover the following topics:
- Analysis of literature through different critical approaches (e.g. feminist, postcolonial, structuralist)
- Reading postcolonial poetry of New Zealand and the Pacific
- Reading George Orwell's novel 1984
- Viewing the Oscar-winning film, 'The Lives of Others'
- Developing advanced writing skills in persuasive and creative genres
There is the expectation at Level 3 that students will undertake regular homework in order to achieve in this course.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
1B5/1B8 Exercise book OR refill and ringbinder
Recommended Prior Learning
Completion of Level 2 English or by negotiation with the Curriculum Leader of English.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 25 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 25
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.
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