English - General - NCEA Level 3
Teacher in Charge: Mrs L. Strother
This course requires an ability to construct a critical argument and present it in a logical and structured text. Students will be required to independently analyse visual text for both internal and external assessment. Students are also required to present an oral and written folio that develops ideas, supported with evidence, at publication standard. Although there are opportunities to augment a student's University Entrance literacy requirements, the bulk of these credits should have been acquired in Y12 English.
Students will develop an understanding of what makes an auteur and develop a critical understanding of the language of film. Students are expected to write a structured report, making critical connections and judgments based on their understanding of an auteur.
Students will select texts at Curriculum Level 8 to explore an umbrella connection and sub-connections. They will identify similarities and differences in how these connections are explored in texts and develop critical conclusions supported by specific evidence.
Students will also augment their understanding of verbal and visual language in order to construct and present an Oral Presentation.
The focus in Term 3 is the Writing Folio. Students are expected to craft two pieces of writing at Curriculum Level 8.
The focus of this term is the External Exam. Students are expected to participate in 3.2 (AS91473) Respond Critically to specified aspects of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by evidence. They will write an essay based on their studied visual text in exam conditions.
The Exam is scheduled for Wednesday, 24th November, 9 am.
Recommended Prior Learning
14 English credits at Level 2 NCEA- including ONE external standard (91098, 91099 or 91100) and at least ONE internal standard (91101, 91106 or 91104)
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines
This course offers the following optional standards, which will be agreed upon in consultation with your teacher.
Term: 3, Week: 10
Term: 2, Week: 10
Term: 1, Week: 9
Term: 2, Week: 8
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 24
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.