13ENF

13 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 English Foundation course is a supported programme to foster students' critical and creative thinking about language and literature. It is predominantly internally assessed with only one standard being an external examination. The writing standard lies at the heart of the course and is an opportunity for students to refine their writing skills to create fluent arguments and deliberate effects for a range of purposes at Level 2 or Level 3. Students are encouraged to independently select texts for the Making Connections standard to explore how meaning  is created through visual and/or written language and evaluate how the experience of being human is communicated across four texts. There are two opportunities to deliver an oral presentation, one on the independent film study and another on the Making Connections report if a prior attempt was not made or was unsuccessful. Collaborative, empathetic and interpersonal skills are also developed through discussions and learning activities which are of value across the curriculum and in career pathways.

This course is made of predominantly Level 3 English standards, but some students will be working at Level 2, depending on progress in the previous year’s English study.

Four of the five achievement standards on offer in this course are internally assessed and therefore, it is important that students regularly attend classes to have continuity in learning and experience success.

Course Overview

Term 1
Introduction to critical evaluation of texts
Short Text Study and Writing Portfolio draft exercise
Close Viewing of an independently selected short or feature film (3.9)
Opportunity to deliver an oral presentation on film study (3.5)

Term 2
Writing Portfolio draft exercises
Making Connections Standard (3.7)
Opportunity to deliver an oral presentation on Making Connections Report, if not previously taken or successful (3.5)

Term 3
Completion, editing and publication of 2 writing pieces for the Writing Portfolio Standard (2.4 or 3.4)
Short Written Text study
Mock School Examination on Short Written Text study

Term 4
Revision and External Examination on the Short Written Text (3.1)

Recommended Prior Learning

12ENF, or referral by teacher/dean

Pathway

Students will develop critical thinking skills about how meaning is created in a variety of texts and evaluate complex ideas. Students will refine their creative and formal writing skills to craft language for a variety of purposes and effects. These communication and analysis skills are at the foundation of tertiary study and career pathways. 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.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
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. 91472 v1
NZQA Info
English 3.1 - Respond critically to specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91476 v1
NZQA Info
English 3.5 - Create and deliver a fluent and coherent oral text which develops, sustains, and structures ideas
3
3
3
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91478 v1
NZQA Info
English 3.7 - Respond critically to significant connections across texts, supported by evidence
4
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91480 v1
NZQA Info
English 3.9 - Respond critically to significant aspects of visual and/or oral text(s) through close reading, supported by evidence
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 20
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 10
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 14

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.

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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.