13ENS

13 English Shakespeare

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: Mrs A. Vaughan


In this course, students will read/view and critically respond to a wide range of literature, including Shakespeare, a film and a novel. Short and unfamiliar texts will supplement the programme and be used to help students refine their inference and close reading skills. The course will also include a writing portfolio and a literature research assessment where students access critical readings. They will progress further in their journey to becoming discerning readers and competent, confident users of language.

Please note: while this course is named after the great William Shakespeare, only one term is centred around the study of his work, and students can use either Shakespeare or their other written texts for their internal and external assessments. 

Course Overview

Term 1
Students will:
explore the characteristics of creative non fiction writing and draft a piece of their own;
complete the study of a novel;
draft a literary essay on the novel.

Term 2
Students will:
practise critical response to unfamiliar texts;
refine and edit their writing pieces for assessment;
study a Shakespearean play;
be introduced to critical and academic literature.

Term 3
Students will:
finalise their critical research assessment;
study a film;
prepare for and sit practice examinations.

Term 4
Students will:
revise prior learning and prepare for external assessments.

Recommended Prior Learning

Completion of the Year 12 English course with at least 12 Level 2 credits, or with approval of the LAD (Ms McKenzie-Downey)

Pathway

English study at this level trains students in critical analysis, communication and the ability to process information, all of which are valued in a wide variety of careers. This course also 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. 91475 v1
NZQA Info
English 3.4 - Produce a selection of fluent and coherent writing which develops, sustains, and structures ideas
6
6
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91479 v1
NZQA Info
English 3.8 - Develop an informed understanding of literature and/or language using critical texts
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 22
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 22
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 22
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.