Teacher in Charge: Ms F. PearsonRecommended Prior Learning
Reasonable success in Level 1 English at the discretion of the HoLA.
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.