Year 11 English

Course Description

This course offers a range of activities related to a variety of written, oral and visual texts. You will be required to demonstrate a high level of thinking in both written and oral responses. The Internal Assessments in this course are compulsory, and there is an expectation that you will sit at least one of the two External Examinations.

Who is this subject intended for:
This subject is highly recommended at Year 11. Students wishing not to take English must have a suitable pathway to obtain literacy credits to meet Level 1 requirements.

• English 101: Both internal and external standards - eleven standards are available but it is expected that students will be offered and attempt, no more than 18 credits.

Students must gain Level 1 Literacy in order to achieve their Level 1 NCEA. These 10 credits may be gained through English standards and/or selected standards from other subjects.

What you will learn in this subject:
● Skills:
In Year 11 you will build on the skills you learnt in Years 7 - 10, by analysing a variety of written and visual texts.  You will learn to sustain your ideas using a range of written and oral techniques.   
● Content:
The courses are based on the Making Meaning strand (Reading, Listening, Viewing) and the Creating Meaning strand (Writing, Speaking, Presenting) from the New Zealand Curriculum. You will write in a range of styles, read and respond to written and visual texts, create a visual text and deliver a speech to gain both internal and external credits.

Where this subject will lead:
Level 2 English for students who have successfully completed English 101
Level 1 or 2 for students who have only gained their Literacy Standards.

Recommended Prior Learning

What you need to be able to do and know to achieve in this subject:
To achieve at Level 1 English you will need to be able to think for yourself, work independently and in group situations, meet deadlines, be willing to contribute to class discussions and be prepared to act on advice and feedback.


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