EN2000 - English - NCEA Level 2 (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 2 English is on students developing an increasingly sophisticated understanding of purpose, audience, ideas, language and structure. Students analyse 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.

The initial pathways are:

E (Endorsement) a full NCEA achievement standard programme with the opportunity to gain endorsement at the Merit or Excellence levels. Internal and external standards.

I (Internal) an internal achievement standard programme, with a focus on meeting the University Entrance literacy requirement (five reading and five writing credits at Level 2 or above). Internal standards only.

C (Communication - English for work and everyday life) A combination of achievement standards and unit standards that develop communication skills in practical contexts.

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

NCEA Level 1 or equivalent in English.

National qualifications available in this course

Standard Description Version Credits Assessment L1 Lit/Num UE Lit/Num Vocational Pathways
1294 Be interviewed in a formal interview 7 2 Internal
1299 Be assertive in a range of specified situations 9 4 Internal
SoSocial and Community Services recommended standard
2989 Select, read, and assess texts on a topic 6 3 Internal
3488 Write business correspondence for a workplace 6 3 Internal
3492 Write a short report 7 3 Internal
91098 Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence 3 4 External
laLiteracy achievement standard
UElwraUE literacy writing and reading 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
91099 Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by evidence 4 4 External
laLiteracy achievement standard
UElwaUE literacy writing 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
91100 Analyse significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, supported by evidence 2 4 External
laLiteracy achievement standard
UElwraUE literacy writing and reading 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
91101 Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writing 2 6 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
UElwaUE literacy writing 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
SCrCreative Industries sector-related standard
91102 Construct and deliver a crafted and controlled oral text 2 3 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91103 Create a crafted and controlled visual and verbal text 2 3 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
SoSocial and Community Services recommended standard
SCrCreative Industries sector-related standard
91104 Analyse significant connections across texts, supported by evidence 2 4 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
SoSocial and Community Services recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91105 Use information literacy skills to form developed conclusion(s) 2 4 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
UElraUE literacy reading 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
91106 Form developed personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence 2 4 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
UElraUE literacy reading 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
91107 Analyse aspects of visual and/or oral text(s) through close viewing and/or listening, supported by evidence 2 3 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard