12ENGL

Level 2 English

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms F. Pearson

Reading and writing will make up the biggest components of this course. In particular, students will be expected to develop analytical skills during their literature studies. Every student will complete at least four such studies: a novel, a Shakespearean play, short texts (short stories and/or poetry), and a film. Students will also be required to undertake a text connections task, and to keep a portfolio of original writing. A speech achievement standard will be offered additionally to all students on an opt-in basis.


Level 2 English - Modified - available in consultation with the Deans and English teachers.

Students who find the prospect of Level 2 English overwhelming or have not met the pre-requisite to will be given the opportunity to enrol in this modified Year 12 English course. This course will develop the skills of reading, writing, listening, speaking and viewing. Students will complete a text connections study in which they make comparisons between a number of different texts. They will also complete Close Viewing standard which allows them to analyse short film. Students will be assessed at either Level 1 or Level 2 for each achievement standard they attempt, depending on their ability and need. A speech achievement standard will be offered additionally to all students on an opt-in basis. Students will make a decision, with the support of their teacher, about how many standards to attempt in the exam.


Recommended Prior Learning

Reasonable success in Level 1 English at the discretion of the HoLA.

Pathway

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91098 v3
NZQA Info
English 2.1 - Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91099 v4
NZQA Info
English 2.2 - Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by evidence
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91100 v2
NZQA Info
English 2.3 - Analyse significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, supported by evidence
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91101 v2
NZQA Info
English 2.4 - Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writing
6
6
6
6
6
6
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91104 v2
NZQA Info
English 2.7 - Analyse significant connections across texts, supported by evidence
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 22
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 22
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 18
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

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