EN1000 - English - NCEA Level 1 (course endorsement available)

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What is English?

English is one of the three official languages and an essential tool for full participation in our personal, local, national and global communities. At Te Kura, the study of English supports students to extend their competency in the use of language in a variety of contexts including tertiary study and the workplace. Students develop a sense of their identity as New Zealanders and explore their heritage through the study of novels, films, short stories and shorter texts. They also develop critical thinking skills, which enables them to evaluate and challenge the thinking of others as well as contribute to important global debates. The subject is structured to allow maximum flexibility in course design. Students follow a course that is linked to their learning needs and goals. They progress through the levels at their own pace. For NCEA, students select a pathway to follow but can change pathways at any time.

What this course involves

The focus of Level 1 English is on students continuing to develop their understanding of purpose, audience, ideas, language and structure. Students study existing written, visual and oral texts as well as create their own.

Within the course, a student can take one of several pathways depending on their goals, interests and skills. English is structured to allow maximum flexibility in course design, so students can work at their own pace and alter their path at any time. All standards are available to all students in any pathways, including the Literacy unit standards.

The initial pathways are:

E (Endorsement) a full NCEA achievement standard programme with the opportunity to gain endorsement at the Merit or Excellence levels. To gain endorsement the qualification has to be completed in one academic year. Internal and external standards.

I (Internal) an internal achievement standard programme, with the ability to meet the NCEA literacy requirement through achievement standards. Internal standards only.

L (Literacy) English for work and everyday life. A combination of unit standards that develop communication skills in practical contexts. Students in this pathway will work towards gaining unit standard Literacy. Achievement standards will also be accessible through this pathway.

The choice of pathway will determine the first modules students will complete. Students will then plan a programme in consultation with their teacher.

Delivery Modes

Recommended prior learning

Working at Curriculum Levels 5–6 in English.

National qualifications available in this course

Standard Description Version Credits Assessment L1 Lit/Num UE Lit/Num Vocational Pathways
3483 Fill in a form 7 2 Internal
3490 Complete an incident report 7 2 Internal
3501 Demonstrate knowledge of and apply listening techniques 6 3 Internal
10792 Write formal personal correspondence 5 3 Internal
26622 Write to communicate ideas for a purpose and audience 4 4 Internal
luLiteracy unit standard
26624 Read texts with understanding 5 3 Internal
luLiteracy unit standard
26625 Actively participate in spoken interactions 6 3 Internal
luLiteracy unit standard
90052 Produce creative writing 5 3 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
CoConstruction and Infrastructure recommended standard
MaManufacturing and technology recommended standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
SoSocial and Community Services recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
90053 Produce formal writing 5 3 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
CoConstruction and Infrastructure recommended standard
MaManufacturing and technology recommended standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
SoSocial and Community Services recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
90849 Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), using supporting evidence 3 4 External
laLiteracy achievement standard
CoConstruction and Infrastructure recommended standard
MaManufacturing and technology recommended standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
SoSocial and Community Services recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
90850 Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), using supporting evidence 4 4 External
laLiteracy achievement standard
CoConstruction and Infrastructure recommended standard
MaManufacturing and technology recommended standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
SoSocial and Community Services recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
90851 Show understanding of significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, using supporting evidence 2 4 External
laLiteracy achievement standard
CoConstruction and Infrastructure recommended standard
MaManufacturing and technology recommended standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
SoSocial and Community Services recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
90852 Explain significant connection(s) across texts, using supporting evidence 2 4 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
CoConstruction and Infrastructure recommended standard
MaManufacturing and technology recommended standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
SoSocial and Community Services recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
90853 Use information literacy skills to form conclusion(s) 2 4 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
MaManufacturing and technology recommended standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
90854 Form personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence 2 4 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
CoConstruction and Infrastructure recommended standard
MaManufacturing and technology recommended standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
SoSocial and Community Services recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
90855 Create a visual text 2 3 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
CoConstruction and Infrastructure recommended standard
MaManufacturing and technology recommended standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
SoSocial and Community Services recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
90856 Show understanding of visual and/or oral text(s) through close viewing and/or listening, using supporting evidence 2 3 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
CoConstruction and Infrastructure recommended standard
MaManufacturing and technology recommended standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
90857 Construct and deliver an oral text 2 3 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
CoConstruction and Infrastructure recommended standard
MaManufacturing and technology recommended standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
SoSocial and Community Services recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard