English Level 3
Teacher in Charge: Mr P. Houlahan
Success at Level 3 English is considered a key indicator of students’ readiness for tertiary study. Auckland University in particular looks very carefully at students’ performance in Level 3 English. Most students requiring University Entrance will be doing English where they need at least 14 English credits.
At Level 3 we are extremely interested in students voicing their own opinions on the ideas contained in the texts they encounter. Novels you might encounter in Level 3 include The Great Gatsby or The Things They Carried. In our auteur study you might see films from Baz Luhrmann, Clint Eastwood or Francis Ford Coppola. There is a real emphasis with Level 3 English on boys writing at a standard that is not far off that required at Stage One of a University English Course. While there is no doubt that Level 3 English presents challenges for students, it also represents a tremendous opportunity for them to extend themselves, preparing for the exciting challenges that lie ahead.
ONE 1 Jan 27 Year 8-11 in class from Wednesday onwards
2 Feb 3 INTRO: Expectations, getting to know you
3 Feb 10 3.1: Key text
4 Feb 17 3.1: Key text
5 Feb 24 3.1: Key text
6 Mar 2 3.1: Practice essay – in class – 3.4: folio also
7 Mar 9 3.7: Ancillary texts
8 Mar 16 3.7: Ancillary texts
9 Mar 23 3.7: Ancillary texts plus report unpacked
10 Mar 30 AS 3.7: CONNECTIONS draft
11 Apr 6 AS 3.7: CONNECTIONS due
TWO 1 Apr 27 3.4: Folio – intro (OR connections) ANZAC DAY OBS
2 May 4 3.4: exemplars/drafts (or connections)
3 May 12 3.4: exemplars/drafts/feedback (or connections) LISTON DAY
4 May 18 3.4 Folio (or connections) DUE
5 May 25 3.9: Watch films plus analysis
6 June 1 3.9: Begin drafts QUEENS BIRTHDAY
7 June 8 3.9: Feedback on drafts
8 June 15 3.9: Continue drafts
9 June 22 3.9: Final copy
10 June 29 3.9: Final copy due
THREE 1 July 20 3.5: Oral assessment – plan/prepare
2 July 27 3.5: Oral assessment – draft/practice
3 Aug 3 3.5: Oral assessment DUE this week
4 Aug 10 3.4: Folio
5 Aug 17 3.4: Folio
6 Aug 24 3.4: Folio
7 Aug 31 3.4: FOLIO FINAL DUE
8 Sept 7 3.1: Exam revision
9 Sept 14 3.1: Exam revision
10 Sept 21 EXAM WEEK
FOUR 1 Oct 12 Exam Revision
2 Oct 19 Exam Revision
3 Oct 26 Exam Revision
4 Nov 2 Exam Revision
5 Nov 9 Final Mass Monday, P Giving 10th Nov
Recommended Prior Learning
Open Entry, however, it is recommended that you would have achieved the following:
• Passes in the external assessments 2.1 OR 2.3.
• Two other standards from the internals assessment in NCEA Level 2; or by negotiation with the HOD.
• All Level 2 internals must be attempted.
Any exceptions to the above are admitted by HOD permission only.
Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 24
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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