EN3000 - English - NCEA Level 3 (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

EN3000 is the course for all students taking English for Level 3. The focus is on skills in ‘making and creating meaning’, through a range of texts in written, visual and oral forms. At Level 3 our skills reflect the sophistication of the text and our audience through critical response.

Within the course, a student can take one of several pathways depending on their goals, interests and skills. Students can alter their path at any time. All standards are available to all students.

Here are the initial options:

E (Endorsement) A full NCEA programme with the opportunity to gain endorsement at the Merit or Excellence levels – internal and external standards.

I (Internal) A focus on gaining University Entrance with internal standards.

C (Communication - English for work and everyday life) A combination of achievement standards and unit standards that develop communication skills in practical contexts. The initial choice will determine the first materials students will complete. Students will then plan their programme in consultation with their teacher.

Delivery Modes

Recommended prior learning

NCEA Level 2 or equivalent in English.

National qualifications available in this course

Standard Description Version Credits Assessment L1 Lit/Num UE Lit/Num Vocational Pathways
1279 Write in plain English 7 3 Internal
3491 Write a report 7 4 Internal
91472 Respond critically to specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence 1 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
91473 Respond critically to specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by evidence 1 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
91474 Respond critically to significant aspects of unfamiliar written texts through close reading, supported by evidence 1 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
91475 Produce a selection of fluent and coherent writing which develops, sustains, and structures ideas 1 6 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
UElwaUE literacy writing achievement standard
CoConstruction and Infrastructure recommended standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
SoSocial and Community Services recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91476 Create and deliver a fluent and coherent oral text which develops, sustains, and structures ideas 1 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
91477 Create a fluent and coherent visual text which develops, sustains, and structures ideas using verbal and visual language 1 3 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
CoConstruction and Infrastructure recommended standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
SoSocial and Community Services recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91478 Respond critically to significant connections across texts, supported by evidence 1 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
91479 Develop an informed understanding of literature and/or language using critical texts 1 4 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
UElraUE literacy reading achievement standard
CoConstruction and Infrastructure recommended standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
SoSocial and Community Services recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91480 Respond critically to significant aspects of visual and/or oral text(s) through close reading, supported by evidence 1 3 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard