13 English Shakespeare
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.
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.
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.
finalise their critical research assessment;
study a film;
prepare for and sit practice examinations.
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)
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.
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.
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.