11ENG

NCEA Level 1 English

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Reid

English is compulsory in Year 11 and you will be placed into one of the following options dependent on achievement.

11ENC - Classic to Contemporary English

Level 1 English is a compulsory course because language and the ability to think critically is at the heart of all learning. Students will study a range of classic to contemporary written and visual texts. They will develop their understanding of literature, along with language analysis. They will be expected to write in a range of styles. Developing an understanding of visual language, including film, is a component of the course. Oral communication, including a speaking assessment, is another important skill area focused on in the course.

Students will be able to gain both enjoyment and satisfaction from developing English skills in this course.

The programme will cover the English curriculum and will include the following activities:

  • Writing skills – including both creative writing and essay writing
  • Reading skills – including comprehension and thinking critically about a variety of oral, written and visual texts (novels, short stories, poetry, drama, film)
  • Presenting skills - including a static image
  • Giving a speech in a public or semi-formal situation

11ENL - English

The 11ENL course is intended to support students to develop key communication and language skills. Students will study a range of written and visual texts. They will also carry out an information literacy task so they are able to find information from a range of resources and use them appropriately. Effective communication skills are essential for further education and are necessary to develop fully as a person and as a member of the community.

The programme will cover the English curriculum and will include the following activities:

  • Writing skills – including essay writing and report writing
  • Reading skills – including comprehension, information literacy and thinking critically about a variety of oral, written and visual texts (novels, short stories, poetry, drama, film)
  • Presenting skills - including a static image
  • Giving a speech in a public or semi-formal situation
  • Close viewing skills

Students will be able to gain both enjoyment and satisfaction from developing English skills in this course.

11ENX - Extension English

The extension course is intended to expand students' horizons by offering the study of a range of challenging literary texts, including Shakspeare. It helps students develop the skill of thinking critically throughout the year by making links between various texts, culminating in the "Making Connections" standard.  The skills developed throughout the year also include:

  • Writing skills – including both creative writing and more formal styles of expression
  • Reading skills – including comprehension and thinking critically about a variety of written and visual texts (novels, short stories, poetry, drama, film)
  • Giving a speech in a public or semi-formal situation

11ESL - 11 ESOL English

This Level 1 NCEA course covers the study and use of written and spoken language, the development and command of written language, and an understanding and critical awareness of a range of texts and genres.

All the Standards in this course are internally assessed.

Extensive supplementary revision of grammar and vocabulary extension activities will be expected beyond the classroom to lay the foundation for Level 1 writing.

11 ESO 11 ESOLEnglish

This course covers the study and use of written and spoken language, the development and command of written language, and an understanding and critical awareness of a range of texts and genres. Its particular focus is to strengthen basic English language skills. While successful completion of the course will gain 26 NCEA credits, they do not specifically contribute to Level 1 Literacy. Usually students who complete 11ESO do so in conjunction with 11ESL, where they can acquire Level 1 literacy credits. Extensive supplementary work is expected beyond the classroom in revising grammar and extending vocabulary.




Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

In addition to stationery, costs of up to $20.00, which may include theatre/film/library visits, speakers, and transport.

Recommended Prior Learning

Entry requirements for 11ESL : 

Stage 3 ELLP (English Language Learning Progressions) and/or successful completion of 10ESL course or with the approval of the HOD ESOLThis course has been specifically designed for ESOL(English for Speakers of Other Languages) students.

Entry requirements for 11ESO

Stage 2/3 ELLP (English Language Learning Progressions) or with the approval of HOD ESOL. This course is specifically designed for ESOL (English for Speakers of Other languages) students.

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