L3ENG

English Level 3

Course Description

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 is also represents a tremendous opportunity for them to extend themselves, preparing for the exciting challenges that lie ahead. 


Course Overview

Term 1
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

Term 2
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

Term 3
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

Term 4
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

Career Pathways

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91472 v1
NZQA Info
English 3.1 - Respond critically to specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91474 v1
NZQA Info
English 3.3 - Respond critically to significant aspects of unfamiliar written texts through close reading, supported by evidence
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91475 v1
NZQA Info
English 3.4 - Produce a selection of fluent and coherent writing which develops, sustains, and structures ideas
6
6
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91476 v1
NZQA Info
English 3.5 - Create and deliver a fluent and coherent oral text which develops, sustains, and structures ideas
3
3
3
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91478 v1
NZQA Info
English 3.7 - Respond critically to significant connections across texts, supported by evidence
4
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91480 v1
NZQA Info
English 3.9 - Respond critically to significant aspects of visual and/or oral text(s) through close reading, supported by evidence
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 24
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 24
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 14
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

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.

SchoolPoint by Inbox Design SCHOOLPOINT129, Rendered 1.65MB in 0.2168 seconds with 17 queries.

----