English

 

Why Study English?

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 Faculty also includes English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Media Studies.

 

What Do Students Learn?

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Year 9 English   (9 ENG)

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.

  • Creative Writing
  • Poetry
  • Oral Presentations (Speeches)
  • Literature  (Familiar & Unfamiliar Texts)
  • Research
  • Formal Writing
  • Response to Visual Text

Year 10 English   (10 ENG)

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.

  • Term 1    
    • Diagnostic testing (reading, spelling, writing, oral)
    • Identity unit
    • Speaking
    • Writing
  • Term 2
    • Extended text analysis
    • formal writing
    • Speech/monologue

  • Term 3
    • Research
    • Extended text
    • Literary essay

  • Term 4
    • Film study
    • Language and close reading

 

 

Year 11 English

Students study seven topics (standards) that count for 24 credits towards Level 1 NCEA.

Internal Standards (Assignments)

  • 90052  Produce creative writing  (3 credits)
  • 90053  Produce formal writing  (3 credits)
  • 90855  Create a visual text  (3 credits)
  • 90857  Create and deliver an oral text  (3 credits)

External Standards (Exams)

  • 90849  Show understanding of specified aspects of studied written texts  (4 credits)
  • 90850  Show understanding of specified aspects of studied visual or oral texts  (4 credits)
  • 90851  Show understanding of significant aspects of unfamiliar written texts through close reading  (4 credits)

 

Year 12 English   (12ENG)

Students study five topics (standards) that count for 22 credits towards Level 2 NCEA.

Internal Standards (Assignments)

  • 91100  Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writing  (6 credits)
  • 91101  Form personal responses to independently read texts  (4 credits)

External Standards (Exams)

  • 91098  Analyse studied written texts  (4 credits)
  • 91099  Analyse studied visual or oral texts  (4 credits)
  • 91100  Analyse unfamiliar written texts  (4 credits)

 

Year 12 English Literacy   (12ENL)

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.

Level 1 Internal Standards (Assignments)

  • 90052  Produce creative writing  (3 credits)
  • 90053  Produce formal writing  (3 credits)
  • 90852  Explain significant connections across texts  (4 credits)
  • 90854  Form personal responses to independently read texts  (4 credits)
  • 90856  Show understanding of visual or oral texts  (3 credits)
  • 90857  Construct and deliver an oral text   (3 credits)

Level 2 Internal Standards (Assignments)

  • 91101  Writing Portfolio  (6 credits)
  • 91102  Construct and deliver a crafted oral text  (3 credits)
  • 91104  Analyse significant connections across texts  (4 credits)
  • 91106  Form developed personal response to independently read texts  (4 credits)
  • 91107  Analyse visual or oral texts  (3 credits)

 

Year 12 English Studies   (12ENI)

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.

Internal Standards (Assignments)

  • 91101  Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writing  (6 credits)
  • 91104  Analyse significant connections across texts  (4 credits)
  • 91105  Use information literacy skills to form developed conclusions  (4 credits)
  • 91106  Form developed personal response to independently read texts  (4 credits)
  • 91107  Analyse visual or oral texts  (3 credits)

External Standards (Exams)

  • 91098  Analyse studied written texts  (4 credits)
  • 91099  Analyse studied visual or oral texts  (4 credits)
  • 91100  Analyse unfamiliar written texts  (4 credits)

 

 

Year 13 English    (13 ENG)

Students study six topics (standards) that count for 25 credits towards Level 3 NCEA.

Internal Standards (Assignments)

  • 91475  Produce a selection of fluent and coherent writing  (6 credits)
  • 91476  Create and deliver a fluent oral text  (3 credits)
                                   OR
    91477  Create a fluent and coherent visual text  (3 credits)
  • 91479  Develop an informed understanding of literature  (4 credits)

External Standards (Exams)

  • 91472  Respond critically to studied written texts  (4 credits)
  • 91473  Respond critically to studied visual or oral texts  (4 credits)
  • 91474  Respond critically to unfamiliar written texts  (4 credits)

 

Year 13 Literacy    (13 ENL)

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.

Level 2 Internal Standards (Assignments)

  • 91101  Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writing  (6 credits)
  • 91104  Analyse significant connections across texts  (4 credits)
  • 91105  Use information literacy skills to form developed conclusions  (4 credits)

Level 3 Internal Standards (Assignments)

  • 91480  Respond critically to visual or oral texts  (3 credits)
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