In English students learn how to use and enjoy the English language and its literature - orally, visually, and in writing. Students develop their skills to communicate to a range of audiences in different formats and for various purposes - both formal and informal..
Literacy in English enables students to succeed across their lives - from recreational settings (e.g. reading books, watching movies, engaging online) to formal settings such as work and community involvement.
At Glendowie College we ensure that all students have a sound grasp of language fundamentals (writing, speaking, reading) and develop their ability to think critically and in depth. For example students will learn how to deconstruct and critically analyse texts.
The English faculy also includes English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Media Studies.
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Students study the topics below in year 9. These are assessed through tests, assignments and two sets of exams. Students also sit AsTTle and other diagnostic tests to monitor their core literacy skills.
Students study the topics below in year 10. These are assessed through tests, assignments and two sets of exams. Students also sit AsTTle and other diagnostic tests to monitor their core literacy skills.
Students study seven topics (standards) that count for 24 credits towards Level 1 NCEA.
Students study five topics (standards) that count for 22 credits towards Level 2 NCEA.
This is an alternative course for students to gain their compulsory literacy credits at Level 1 and/or Level 2 NCEA. Students will study up to 20 credits at either level depending on their individual ability and needs. The teacher will discuss this with parents early in the academic year.
This is an alternative course for students doing a Level 2 course with a high component of 'out of school' or internal assessment commitments. Students will study up to 17 credits towards Level 2 NCEA.
Students study six topics (standards) that count for 25 credits towards Level 3 NCEA.
This is an alternative course for students needing Level 2 literacy for University Entrance. Students study up to 17 credits ... 14 are at Level 2 and 3 are at Level 3 NCEA.
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