English Level 1

The English Department places pupils doing Level 1 into four bands. This allows the teachers to better cater for the students needs and abilities. The class that a student is put in is determined by the Head of Department and is largely derived from a student’s performance in Year 10 English.

 

English Extension Level 1 (Full Year) (L1ENGA)

This course is designed for students who have excelled in English. Internally, it covers: writing, speaking, and connections across texts, and externally: response to studied written text and unfamiliar text. Placement into this course is at the discretion of the Head of English.

PREVIOUS STUDY: Very good grades in Year 10 English.
TOTAL CREDITS AVAILABLE: 21 credits
EXTERNAL CREDITS: 8 Credits
INTERNAL CREDITS:
 13 credits
FURTHER STUDY: Level 2 English.

Standard
Number

Level Credits Lit / Num Full Title Method of
Assessment
Assessment Opportunities Offered

90052

1 3

L1 Lit

English 1.4 – Produce creative writing Assignment

90053

1 3

L1 Lit

English 1.5 – Produce formal writing Assignment

90857

1 3

L1 Lit

English 1.6 – Construct and deliver an oral text Assignment

90852

1 4

L1 Lit

English 1.8 – Explain significant connection(s) across texts, using supporting evidence Assignment

90849

1 4

L1 Lit

English 1.1 – Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), using supporting evidence

Exam

External

90851 1 4 L1 Lit English 1.3 – Show understanding of significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, using supporting evidence

Exam

External

 

English Level 1 (Full Year) (L1ENGLF)

Prior Learning: Good grades in Year 10 English.
Future Pathways/Subjects: Level 2 English
Note: English is compulsory at Level 1. Students will be placed in classes based on their academic ability in English.

TOTAL CREDITS AVAILABLE: 21 credits
EXTERNAL CREDITS: 8 Credits
INTERNAL CREDITS:13 credits

Standard
Number

Level Credits Lit / Num Full Title Method of
Assessment
Assessment Opportunities Offered

90052

1

3

L1 Lit English 1.4 – Produce creative writing Assignment

90053

1

3

L1 Lit English 1.5 – Produce formal writing Assignment

90852

1

4

L1 Lit English 1.8 – Explain significant connection(s) across texts, using supporting evidence Assignment

90857

1

3

L1 Lit English 1.6 – Construct and deliver an oral text Assignment

90849

1

4

L1 Lit English 1.1 – Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), using supporting evidence

Exam

External

90851

1

4

L1 Lit English 1.3 – Show understanding of significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, using supporting evidence

Exam

External

 

English Level 1 (Full Year) (L1ENGCF)

This course is designed for students who find some areas of English difficult. It covers writing, but without those standards which rely so much on mechanical accuracy. The course looks at connections between texts, oral presentations, and studies aspects of visual text.  It is an internally assessed course, with the option of entry into one external standard for students who demonstrate the required skills. Placement into this course is at the discretion of the Head of English.

PREVIOUS STUDY: A satisfactory Year 10 from either 10 ENP or 10 ENG.
TOTAL CREDITS AVAILABLE: 19 credits
EXTERNAL CREDITS: 0 Credits
INTERNAL CREDITS:
19 credits
FURTHER STUDY: Level 2 English

Standard
Number

Level Credits Lit / Num Full Title

Method of
Assessment

90852

1 4

L1 Lit

English 1.8 – Explain significant connection(s) across texts, using supporting evidence Assignment

90855

1 3

L1 Lit

English 1.7 – Create a visual text Assignment

90856

1 3

L1 Lit

English 1.11 – Show understanding of visual and/or oral text(s) through close viewing and/or listening, using supporting evidence Assignment

90857

1 3

L1 Lit

English 1.6 – Construct and deliver an oral text Assignment

 

English Level 1 (Full Year) (L1ENPF)

This course is designed for students who struggle with English skills. It is also designed to assist these students into NCEA Level 1. It covers reading, writing, and speaking standards, at a level appropriate to the students’ abilities.

PREVIOUS STUDY:  Year 10 ENGP or students who cannot cope with the demands of the required standard at NCEA Level 1.
TOTAL CREDITS AVAILABLE: 10 Functional Literacy Credits
INTERNAL CREDITS: 10 credits ( unit standards)
FURTHER STUDY: This is dependent on the gains made during the year.

 Standard Number  Level  Credits  Lit / Num  Full Title  Method of
Assessment
 26624  1  3  L1 Lit  Read texts with understanding  Assignment
 26622  1  4  L1 Lit  Write to communicate ideas for a purpose and audience  Assignment
 26625  1  3  L1 Lit  Actively participate in spoken interactions  Assignment

Vocational Pathways

rosette-fullThe NZ Qualifications Authority has identified six categories of jobs. The aim is to improve the relevance of learning for students by indicating how their learning and achievement is valued by broad sectors of the workforce. Vocational pathways enables employers to assess whether potential employees’ skills align with their industry requirements more easily. This will be a real advantage when they look for work and training opportunities in the sector.

Students now have access to their personalised Vocational Profile on the NZQA website and it is important that students use this as a tool to plan their subjects.

More on vocational pathways can be found at Vocational Pathways

Relevant Vocational Pathways links:

  • Relevant Vocational Pathways links:
  • Construction and Infrastructure
  • Manufacturing and Technology
  • Primary Industries
  • Service Industries
  • Social and Community Services
  • Creative Industries