L2ENG

English Level 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr P. Houlahan

At Level 2 English, students are required to respond on a deeper level to the texts they are studying. They have more choice around texts they might engage with than they did in Level 1, but with this choice comes greater responsibility to ask deeper questions, think harder and longer about what a text is saying to them, and respond in a more mature way to those texts. Texts students may encounter at Level 2 include classics such as To Kill a Mockingbird or Catcher in the Rye, along with modern books like Mr Pip or visual texts such as Snowpiercer. There is a continued emphasis on accuracy with written work, and also the scope for boys to read more widely than they perhaps ever have.


Course Overview

Term 1
ONE 1 Jan 27 Year 8-11 in class from Wednesday onwards AUCKLAND ANNIVERSARY 27th
2 Feb 3 Course outline, structure, overview, AS 2.9 intro, choose extended and short text LIBRARY visit WAITANGI DAY THURS 6th
3 Feb 10 AS 2.2: Introduce text, begin viewing
4 Feb 17 2.2: Finish viewing, begin analysis INAUGURAL MASS Mon 17th
ATHLETICS DAYS 20th & 21st
5 Feb 24 2.9 LOGs intro and teach, exemplars, drafts ASH WED. LITURGIES Wed 26th
6 Mar 2 AS 2.9: LOG one in class
7 Mar 9 Begin LOG two
8 Mar 16 AS 2.9: LOG two in class
9 Mar 23 2.2: Analysis plus essay skills
10 Mar 30 2.2: Analysis plus essay skills
11 Apr 6 AS 2.2: Formal essay in class (folio piece #1) GOOD FRIDAY

Term 2
TWO 1 Apr 27 2.4: Intro, Skills, exemplars, start draft ANZAC DAY OBS
2 May 4 2.4: Skills, editing, grammar
3 May 12 2.4: (folio piece) diary/obituary/review/letter LISTON DAY
4 May 18 2.4: (folio piece ) DUE this week
5 May 25 AS 2.9: LOG Three
6 June 1 AS 2.9: LOG Three due QUEENS BIRTHDAY
7 June 8 AS 2.9: LOG Four
8 June 15 AS 2.9: LOG Four due
9 June 22 AS 2.9: LOG Five
10 June 29 AS 2.9: LOG Five due

Term 3
July 20 AS 2.9: LOG Six DUE8: Intro and brainstorm
July 27 AS 2.8: Intro, brainstorm, completeComplete logs
Aug 3 AS 2.8: Begin draft
Aug 10 AS 2.8: Draft feedback
Aug 17 AS 2.8: Final copy DUE
Aug 24 2.4: Final drafts2.2 OR 2.3: Exam revision
Aug 31 2.4: 2.4 – feedback and final copies2.2/2.3: Exam revision
Sept 7 AS 2.4: FINAL FOLIO DUEEXAM week SENIOR EXAM WEEK
Sept 14 EXAM Prep2.4: Final draft feedback WORK DAY
Sept 21 EXAM WEEKAS 2.4: Final folio DUE

Term 4
1 Oct 12 INTERNALs catch up
2 Oct 19 EXAM prep
3 Oct 26 INTERNALs/EXAM prep LABOUR DAY
Prize Giving 28th & EOY Mass 29th
4 Nov 2 INTERNALs/EXAM prep
5 Nov 9 EXAM prep – final week FINAL Mass 9th Nov Prize giving 10 Nov.
6 Nov 16

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry, however, it is recommended that you would have achieved the following:
• Passes in the external standards 1.1 or 1.3 in NCEA Level 1 English.
• Passes in the internal standards1.5 and 1.8 in NCEA Level 1 English
• All internal standards must have been attempted at Level 1 or by negotiation with the HOD.

Pathway

Career Pathways

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91098 v3
NZQA Info
English 2.1 - Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91100 v2
NZQA Info
English 2.3 - Analyse significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, supported by evidence
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91101 v2
NZQA Info
English 2.4 - Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writing
6
6
6
6
6
6
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91105 v2
NZQA Info
English 2.8 - Use information literacy skills to form developed conclusion(s)
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91106 v2
NZQA Info
English 2.9 - Form developed personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
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
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

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