This programme is 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.