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2015-03-10-10-33-52

English Faculty

The English curriculum is designed to assist students in acquiring the language skills they will need to function effectively in a highly literate society and in deepening that understanding and appreciation of literature.
Devices are highly recommended for all English courses.

English

  • Credit: Nil
  • Trips: Nil
  • Cost: Nil

Course: Students will gain a deeper understanding of the English language by having a variety of opportunities for language to be used. There are two broad language streams: creating meaning and making meaning. The course itself will consist of comprehending a variety of texts, responding to texts, writing creatively and formally, presenting visually and orally, using research skills and reading widely and independently. Grammar and spelling are emphasised.

  • Credit: 4 for L1A; 20 for L1B
  • Trips: Nil
  • Cost: Nil
  • Qualification: NCEA Level 1

Course: L1A: This programme is particularly designed to challenge and extend students who are highly capable in English. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the English language by having a variety of opportunities for language to be used. There are two broad language streams: creating meaning and making meaning. The course itself will consist of comprehending a variety of texts, responding to texts, writing creatively and formally, presenting visually and orally, using research skills and reading widely and independently. In this course, there is an increasing focus on the requirements for achieving Excellence in Level 1 NCEA, especially in Literature Studies and Writing. Specific language features and vocabulary are emphasised. L1B: Texts studied will be of a more academic nature and students will be encouraged to engage with the English curriculum at a much more advanced level.

  • Credit: 21
  • Trips: Nil
  • Cost: Nil
  • Qualification: NCEA Level 2
  • Prerequisites: Students need to pass at least 2 internal standards and 2 external standards or 3 internal standards and 1 external at Level 1

Course: This course is aimed at all students who enjoy experiencing texts that challenge and interest them. It is for students who love writing - in all forms. It will be strongly based on a wide range of 'literature' and will focus on extending reading and writing skills. The course is open to students of all levels of ability and will provide the opportunity to gain UE Literacy.

  • Credit: 21
  • Trips: Nil
  • Cost: Nil
  • Qualification: NCEA Level 3
  • Prerequisites: Students need to pass at least 2 internal standards and 2 external standards or 3 internal standards and 1 external at Level 2

Course: This course will consist of a combination of internal and external standards and is aimed at all students who enjoy experiencing texts that challenge and interest them. It is for students who love writing - in all forms. It will be strongly based on a wide range of 'literature' and will focus on extending reading and writing skills. The course is open to students of all levels of ability and will provide the opportunity to gain UE Literacy.

  • Credit: 4 for L1A; 16 for L1B
  • Trips: Nil
  • Cost: Nil
  • Qualification: NCEA Level 1

Course: L1A: Students will gain a deeper understanding of the English language by having a variety of opportunities for language to be used. There are two broad language streams: creating meaning and making meaning. The course itself will consist of exploring a variety of texts, writing creatively and formally, presenting visually and orally, using research skills and reading widely and independently. There is a focus on developing the skills needed for a high level of reading and writing competency. Specific language features and vocabulary are emphasised. L1B: This year will provide the English component of Level 1 NCEA. It will be a combination of internal and external standards.

  • Credit: 21
  • Trips: Nil
  • Cost: Nil
  • Qualification: NCEA Level 2
  • Prerequisites: Students need to gain at least 10 Literacy credits at Level 1

Course: This internally assessed course will be aimed at students who enjoy and value the English language as an effective means of communication. It will not have literature as a focus, although there will be opportunities to experience this aspect. This is an academic course and students will be encouraged to aim high. All ability levels will be catered for within each class. Students will have the opportunity to gain their UE Literacy. It will be designed to access work and ideas being explored in other subject areas, where this is suitable. It will make use of 'real world' situations in the development of reading and writing skills.

  • Credit: 20
  • Trips: Nil
  • Cost: Nil
  • Qualification: NCEA Level 3
  • Prerequisites: Students need to pass at least two internals and AS 91106 (Personal Reading Responses), or an external at Level 2

Course: This internally assessed course will be aimed at students who enjoy and value the English language as an effective means of communication. It will not have literature as a focus, although there will be opportunities to experience this aspect. This is an academic course and students will be encouraged to aim high. All ability levels will be catered for within each class. Students will have the opportunity to gain their UE Literacy. It will be designed to access work and ideas being explored in other subject areas, where this is suitable. It will make use of 'real world' situations in the development of reading and writing skills.

  • Credit: 17
  • Trips: Nil
  • Cost: Nil
  • Qualification: NCEA Level 1

Course: This course will focus on the reading and writing skills necessary for competent, functional literacy in the future workplace and the wider world. Basic skills will be emphasised. This course will provide students with the opportunity to complete their NCEA Level 1 Literacy requirements. External examinations are not part of this course.

  • Credit: 21
  • Trips: Nil
  • Cost: Nil
  • Qualification: NCEA Level 2
  • Prerequisites: Head of Faculty discretion

Course: This course will focus on the reading and writing skills necessary for competent, functional literacy in the future workplace and the wider world. Basic skills will be emphasised. This course will provide students with the opportunity to complete their NCEA Level 2 Literacy requirements, with the aim of gaining the 5 Reading and 5 Writing credits. This course is NOT specifically tailored for University Entrance. External examinations are not part of this course.

  • Credit: 10
  • Trips: Nil
  • Cost: Nil
  • Qualification: NCEA Level 2 or Level 3
  • Prerequisites: Head of Faculty discretion

Course: This course will consist of a combination of Level 2 and Level 3 Internal standards, based on the needs of the students. The focus will be on reading and writing skills necessary for competent, functional literacy in the future workplace and the wider world. Basic skills will be emphasised. This course will provide students with the opportunity to complete their NCEA Level 2 Literacy requirements, if necessary, with the aim of gaining the 5 Reading and 5 Writing credits. There will be the chance to complete some Level 3 standards. This course is NOT specifically tailored for University Entrance. External examinations are not part of this course.

  • Credit: Nil
  • Trips: 1 Cost (approx) $50
  • Cost: Costs: (approx) $55

Course: This course is designed for English language learners at Foundation level (ELLPs). The focus is on reading, writing, speaking, listening and vocabulary acquisition. Students will build up their language skills within a supportive environment. The course aims to help students integrate into college life and prepare them for study in other subjects

  • Credit: Nil
  • Trips: 1 Cost (approx) $45
  • Cost: $39

Course: This course is a multi-level course designed for junior English language learners (Year 9 and 10). The focus is on developing students' English language skills for general and academic purposes. The course is topic-based with an emphasis on learning about New Zealand while drawing comparisons with students' home countries. NOTE: The EAP courses are designed for English language learners to develop their general language skills and prepare students for the increased demands of academic English. Courses will be tailored to suit individuals needs to maximise the progress of the student. All students will be assessed internally throughout the year.

  • Credit: 26
  • Trips: 1 Cost (approx) $45
  • Cost: $39
  • Qualification: NCEA
  • Prerequisites: Working at Stage 1 (English Language Learning Progressions)

Course: L1A: • This course is designed for English language learners at Pre-Intermediate level • The focus is on developing students' reading, writing, speaking, listening and vocabulary skills for academic purposes. • The course aims to support students' work in other subjects across the curriculum. L1B: • This course is designed for English language learners at Intermediate level • The focus is on extending students' academic English by using topics, text and task types they will encounter in other subjects • The course will also continue to develop students' general English language skills NOTE: The EAP courses are designed for English language learners, to develop their general language skills and prepare students for the increased demands of academic English. Courses will be tailored to suit individuals' needs to maximise students' progress. All students will be assessed internally throughout the year.

  • Credit: 25
  • Trips: 1 Cost (approx) $56
  • Cost: $39
  • Qualification: NCEA and/or preparation for IELTS study
  • Prerequisites: Working at Stage 2 (English Language Learning Progressions)

Course: This course aims to equip students with the English skills necessary for academic study at senior school level. Successful completion of this course will meet the requirements of Literacy Level 1 (NCEA). The focus is on developing more advanced language skills required for academic writing, information-seeking and formal speaking. The course will also provide a foundation for further IELTS preparation. NOTE: The EAP courses are designed for English language learners, to develop their general language skills and prepare students for the increased demands of academic English. Courses will be tailored to suit individuals' needs to maximise students' progress. All students will be assessed internally throughout the year.

  • Credit: 20
  • Trips: 1 Cost (approx) $48
  • Cost: $34
  • Qualification: NCEA and/or preparation for the IELTS exam
  • Prerequisites: Working at Stage 3 (English Language Learning Progressions); or at the discretion of the Head of Subjec

Course: Successful completion of the Advanced Reading and Writing (NCEA) components of this course will meet the literacy requirements for New Zealand University Entrance. The course will also support students preparing for the IELTS examination. The focus of this course is to equip students with the Advanced level of academic English required by those aiming to go on to university. Areas of study include research projects, analysis of texts and presentations. Students who wish to take the IELTS exam will be assessed at an external centre at an additional cost. NOTE: The EAP courses are designed for English language learners, to develop their general language skills and prepare students for the increased demands of academic English. Courses will be tailored to suit individuals' needs to maximise students' progress. All students will be assessed internally throughout the year.




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