Year 13 English (13ENG)
Teacher in Charge: Mrs A. Botha
The Year 13 English course will further develop student's critical thinking skills in the area of literature appreciation. Students will have opportunities to develop the ability to respond to a range of literature texts and types. The course builds on a student's ability to form opinions about texts and to develop critical responses. Students will complete an in-depth study of at least one film and at least two forms of written text - this might be a novel, a poetry study or a play. These studies will lead to the opportunity to enter up to two written external examinations and learners will also be entered in up to four internal assessments.
It is desired that learners enter Year 13 English with an appreciation for literature - for ideas, characters, symbolism and language in all its forms.
In term one, students will focus on developing the ability to respond critically to a visual text and to articulate that response in a clear and structured way. They will learn how to explore perspectives and contexts and be able to communicate their own learning through a seminar delivered to their peers.
Term 1 Assessments
AS 91480 (3.9) Respond critically to significant aspects of visual and/or oral text(s) through close reading, supported by evidence: 3 credits
A.S. 91476 (3.5) Create and deliver a fluent and coherent oral text which develops, sustains, and structures ideas : 3 credits
In Term Two, students will focus on developing the ability to respond critically to written and/or visual texts and to articulate that response in a clear and structured way. They will learn how to explore perspectives and contexts and to look at texts through different critical lenses. They will also develop an understanding of how to make thematic connections across a range of texts, including at least one that they have self-selected.
Term Two Assessments
AS 91478 (3.7) Respond critically to significant connections across texts, supported by evidence: 4 credits
Formative assessment on the external standard of either AS 91472 (3.1) or AS 91473 (3.2)
Students will study a visual text and complete an internal Achievement standard in which they respond critically to literary critics.
Students will be assessed on
AS 3.8 Develop an informed understanding of literature and/or language using critical texts
Formative assessment will be completed on the external achievement standard
AS 3.2 respond critically to specified aspects of visual text supported by evidence
Revison of external standards AS 3.1 and 3.2
Students should have achieved at least two internals and one external in Level 2 English.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
$5 for course material
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.