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   (10ENG)

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    (11ENG)

Students study seven topics (standards) that count for 21 credits towards Level 1 NCEA.

Internal Standards (Assignments)

  • 90852  Explain significant connection(s) across texts, using supporting evidence  (4 credits)
  • 90053  Produce formal writing  (3 credits)
  • 90856  Show understanding of visual and/or oral text(s) through close viewing and/or listening using supporting evidence  (3 credits)
  • 90857  Construct and deliver an oral text  (3 credits)

External Standards (Exams)

  • 90850  Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied visual / oral texts  (4 credits)
  • 90851  Show understanding of unfamiliar written texts through close reading  (4 credits)

 

Year 12 English   (12ENG)

Students study five topics (standards) that count for 21 credits towards Level 2 NCEA.

Internal Standards (Assignments)

  • 91101  Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writing  (4 credits)
  • 91102  Construct and deliver a crafted and controlled oral text  (3 credits)
                OR
  • 91103  Create a crafted and controlled visual and verbal text  (3 credits)
  • 91105  Use information literacy skills to form developed conclusions  (4 credits)

External Standards (Exams)

  • 91098  Analyse studied written texts  (4 credits)
  • 91100  Analyse unfamiliar written texts  (4 credits)

Please note:  Students entering the Speech Competition will be eligible for AS 91102 (3 credits) 

 

Year 13 English Academic Extension    (13ENX)

English for those students who enjoy reading and writing.

Students study five topics (standards) that count for 21 credits towards Level 3 NCEA.

Internal Standards (Assignments)

  • 91475  Produce a selection of fluent and coherent oral text which develops, sustains, and structures ideas  (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 and/or language using critical texts  (4 credits)

External Standards (Exams)

  • 91472  Respond critically to studied written texts  (4 credits)
  • 91474  Respond critically to unfamiliar written texts  (4 credits)

 

Year 13 English    (13ENG)

Students study five topics (standards) that count for 18 credits towards Level 3 NCEA.

Internal Standards (Assignments)

  • 91476  Create and deliver a fluent oral text  (3 credits)
                OR
    91477  Create a fluent and coherent visual text  (3 credits)
  • 91478  Respond critically to significant connections across texts, supported by evidence  (4 credits)
  • 91480  Respond critically to significant aspects of visual and/or text(s) through close reading, supported by evidence  (3 credits)

External Standards (Exams)

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

 

Year 13 Literacy    (13ENL)

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)
  • 91107  Analyse aspects of visual and/or oral texts through close viewing and/or listening, supported by evidence  (3 credits)

Level 3 Internal Standards (Assignments)

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