12ENF

12 English (Foundation)

Although next year timetables are yet to be finalised, course selection is now finished. Any changes to student courses will now take place in January.

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms A. Gill

The focus of this course is to support students' engagement with a variety of texts and to nurture their curiosity about how visual and written language is used to create meaning and values.  Students are encouraged to independently choose a social issue to explore and develop their information literacy skills. Their inquiry into a social issue will also be adapted to inform their oral presentation. There is a wide reading standard where students need to independently select a range of text types and analyse how their chosen texts communicate ideas about the experience of being human. The course is predominantly internally assessed with only one external written standard included. Students will be given opportunities to be assessed for a range of skills as well as extend their skills of reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, collaborating, and presenting. 

12ENF may be a single year course where students can attempt 18 Level 2 credits in one year or taken as a 2 year option where students can attempt 14 credits in one year and then continue with the programme in 13 Foundation.



Course Overview

Term 1
Independent selection of texts and creating reading responses to these begins and is ongoing (2.9)
Close Viewing of a Visual Text Study (2.10)

Term 2
Selection of texts and written responses to these continues (2.9)
Information Literacy Standard (2.8)

Term 3
An oral presentation on the Information Literacy Report (2.5)
Short Written Text Study
Mock School Examination on the short written text
Completion of the six text responses for the Reading Log Standard ( 2.9)

Term 4
Revision and Written Text External Examination (2.1)

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 11 English teacher/Dean recommendation.

Pathway

Students will develop critical and creative thinking skills about how meaning is created in a variety of texts. How language is used to influence others and how literature provokes us to consider what it is like to be human. Collaborative, empathetic and interpersonal skills are also developed through discussions and learning activities. The knowledge and relationship skills in this course are valued across the tertiary curriculum and in a variety of careers such as, Commerce, Media, Counselling, Teaching and many more.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 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. 91102 v2
NZQA Info
English 2.5 - Construct and deliver a crafted and controlled oral text
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91105 v2
NZQA Info
English 2.8 - Use information literacy skills to form developed conclusion(s)
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91106 v2
NZQA Info
English 2.9 - Form developed personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91107 v2
NZQA Info
English 2.10 - Analyse aspects of visual and/or oral text(s) through close viewing and/or listening, supported by evidence
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 18
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 12
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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Disclaimer

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.