13ENG

13 English

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 M. McKenzie-Downey

     

Critical thinking is the essence of Level 3 English and during the year, students will be encouraged to form a position on a range of ideas developed in literature. Students in this course will respond critically to a wide range of literature, including several films, short texts, and a novel. They will also read widely to have their own self selected material for the Making Connections internal standard. 

Students will develop their academic writing skills and extend their responses to literature, in both oral and written forms, to formulate discerning arguments and evaluative commentaries.  


Course Overview

Term 1
Critical thinking introduction
Short texts
Film study
Own choice film analysis - which leads to 3.9 Visual Analysis internal

Term 2
Novel study
Unfamiliar texts practice
Oral language - which leads to 3.5 Oral Presentation internal

Term 3
Wide reading - which leads to 3.7 Making Connections internal
Unfamiliar texts practice
School examinations

Term 4
Revision

Recommended Prior Learning

Completion of Year 12 English with at least 12 Level 2 credits, or with approval of the LAD (Ms McKenzie-Downey). Students who have been in English Foundation or ESOL at Year 12 may transition into 13 English if they meet the prerequisite, but this needs to be discussed with the LAD.

Pathway

The ability to communicate across a wide range of visual and written media is essential in the 21st century. English study at this level trains students to think critically and provides students with a sound basis for tertiary study. It will also encourage a life-long interest in literature and ideas.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

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. 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. 91473 v1
NZQA Info
English 3.2 - Respond critically to specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral 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: 4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91474 v1
NZQA Info
English 3.3 - Respond critically to significant aspects of unfamiliar written texts through close reading, 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: 22
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 22
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 12
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22

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.