English Level 1

L1ENG
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr P. Houlahan

The Level 1 English course contains a range of texts and assessment challenges to prepare students for the rigours of NCEA and further study. The course is designed to help students make sense of a complex and fast changing world. In this course we emphasise reinforcement of the basic skills involved in reading and writing accurately, as we endeavour to build student confidence and allow them to find their own voice and respond critically to a range of modern and classic texts. Texts studied at Level 1 range from classics like Lord of the Flies, to more modern books such as The Curious Incident of the Dog and the Night Time, or Montana 1948. 

Many students will end up doing a selection of assessment standards based on consultation with their teachers. We will endeavour as much as possible to fit the course to the strengths and needs of the student. 


Course Overview

Term 1
Intro to course and set texts.

1.1 Novel study (external practice)

1.3 Unfamiliar Text (external practice)

Term 2
1.5 Formal writing (internal assessment)


1.7 Static image OR 1.6 Speech (internal assessment)

Term 3
1.8 Connections (internal assessment0

1.1/1.3 Exam Revision

Term 4
Exam Revision

Pathway

English Level 2, History Level 2

Recommended Prior Learning

Achievement Standards entered at Level 1 will vary according to the class students are placed in and what Standards students have already completed.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90849 v3 English 1.1 - Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), using supporting evidence
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 90851 v2 English 1.3 - Show understanding of significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, using supporting evidence
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 90852 v2 English 1.8 - Explain significant connection(s) across texts, using supporting evidence
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90855 v3 English 1.7 - Create a visual text
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 90856 v2 English 1.11 - Show understanding of visual and/or oral text(s) through close viewing and/or listening, using supporting evidence
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 90857 v2 English 1.6 - Construct and deliver an oral text
1
I
3
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.

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