This course requires 2 options.
Teacher in Charge: Ms M. McKenzie-Downey
The course is designed to foster the enjoyment of literature, develop critical thinking, build literacy skills, and promote confident self-expression.
The course is structured around at least 3 of the 4 guiding topics:
- Social Inquiry - investigating topical issues
- Heroes and Villains
- Get me started!
- Aotearoa New Zealand
Teachers may also choose one thematic topic to fit their own and their students' interests. Each topic provides the opportunity for students to engage with a range of literary texts - class studied and own choice, research and explore non-fiction resources, experiment with and develop writing in a range of styles for specific purposes, build confidence with oral and visual language, and respond to topics and ideas with from their own point of view.
Students also complete an NCEA assessment in English via the Making Connections internal.
Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements
$10 for Poetry in Action performance (schedule permitting - tbc)
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.