NCEA Level 2 English
Teacher in Charge: Mrs J. Johnson
Level 2 English is a compulsory course. Based on achievement and interest you will be placed into one of the following courses. Your English teacher will present the courses to you in class and you will make a selection with your teacher who will enter your choice later this term.
12ENL - English Literacies
The key focus of this course is supporting students to meet their Literacy requirements. Students will enjoy the study of film, documentaries, television series or graphic novel to fine tune their analysis and close viewing skills. They will be supported through an inquiry based on the viewing of a documentary and will be encouraged to increase their independent reading and responding to texts. Students will have the option of presenting a TED talk style seminar to the class. Students are expected to write about visual texts in the external examination but can also choose to enter other external examinations. The course is designed to meet student needs; some assessments may be assessed at NCEA Level 1 or 2 while others offer University Entrance Literacy credits.
Total 21 Credits
12ENV - English - Visual
Students will study from a wide range of contemporary film, short film, documentaries and television series as a basis for developing their analytical and critical thinking skills. Short written texts are also explored. Students are supported in independent reading and inquiry assessments, and there will be the option of presenting a seminar to the class. This UE Literacy course is designed so that student work may be applied to more than one assessment. In addition, students will have two externals to focus on at the end of the year.
Total Credits: 31 are available, some standards are optional.
12ENC - English - Classic to Contemporary
In this course students will analyse and discuss a wide range of classic to contemporary texts such as film, novel, drama, poetry and short stories. Students are encouraged and supported to develop their skill and confidence in a range of writing forms such as creative writing and the literary essay. An inquiry based on the study of a contemporary documentary and the production of a Writing Folio feature in this course, as does the opportunity to discuss how texts are created to think critically about the world we live in.
The course will prepare students for the study of English at Level 3 and also enable them to achieve the standards needed to gain Literacy requirements for entrance to New Zealand universities.
Total Credits: 22
12ENX - English - Extension
In this extension English course students will analyse and discuss a range of exciting and thought-provoking literature, including a Shakespearean play, film and other written texts. Students with a flair for writing are challenged with the production of a Writing Folio and the independent reading and analysis of texts from a favourite genre form a key part of the course.
This course will prepare students thoroughly for the study of English at Level 3 and also enable them to achieve the standards needed to gain Literacy requirements for entrance to New Zealand universities.
Total Credits: 22
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
Year 11 English