12ENG

Year 12 English (12ENG)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs A. Botha

The Year 12 English course will further develop student's analysis and critical thinking skills in English. Students will have opportunities to develop the ability to respond to a range of literature texts. The course builds on a student's ability to form opinions about texts and to work closely with the way in which language creates effects. Students will complete an in-depth study of at least one film and two forms of written text - this might be a novel, a poetry study, short stories or a play. Some classes may study more than one written genre. These studies will lead to the opportunity to enter at least two of the three written external examinations and classes will also be entered in up to four internal Achievement Standard assessments.  

This course offers credits that contribute to the attaining of University Entrance literacy . The writing credits may be achieved through internal Achievement Standard 2.1 (a portfoilio for 6 credits) but the reading credits are obtained through 1 internal Achievement Standard (AS 2.9 -  a portfoilio for 4 credits) PLUS one external standard (AS 2.1 - 4 credits). Students need to be ready to commit themselves fully to this course of study and set themselves goals that will see them reach success. 

 It is desired that students enter Year 12 English with an appreciation of literature - for ideas, characters, symbolism and language in all its forms.  An ability to work towards writing that is fluent and the ability to develop ideas will go a long way to achieving success.

 

The course offers 21 credits (13 credits from internal assessments, 8 credits from external exams).

Course Overview

Term 1
In term one students will learn to develop their personal voice as they respond to a combination of short and extended texts which they self-select. This standard requires students to develop both their time management skills and the ability to respond with evidence to different viewpoints. In the second half of the term they will move from personal response to a more formal analysis of visual text. Throughout the term students will be developing their critical thinking skills and develop the capability of communication through organising, developing and articulating their ideas.

Students will complete:
AS91107 (2.10) Analyse aspects of visual and/or oral text(s) through close viewing and/or listening, supported by evidence (3 credits)
Students will work towards completion of:
AS91106 (2.9) Form developed personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence : 4 credits
AS91101 (2.4) Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writing: 6 credits

Term 2

In Term Two students will continue to develop their personal voice as they complete their responses to a combination of short and extended texts which they self-select. This term students will build on their close viewing and critical thinking skills as they explore a feature film in preparation for an external standard. They will also be honing their writing skills as they work towards completing their writing portfolio. .

Students will complete :
AS91106 (2.9) Form developed personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence : 4 credits
Students will continue to work towards completion of
AS 91101 (2.4) - Internal Standard-Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writing: 6 credits
Students will complete studies and formative assessments as they work towards preparing for the external
AS 91099 (2.12) - External standard - Analyse specified aspects of studied visual text supported by evidence : 4 credits

Term 3
This term students will finalise the writing portfolio
AS 2.4 Writing (6 credits)
Students work towards the external standard in analysing written texts
AS 2.1 Analyse studied written texts supported by evidence

Pre-requisites

Students will have achieved at least two internal Achievement Standard  and one external Achievement Standard in Level 1 English.

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 28 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91098 v3
NZQA Info
English 2.1 - Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91099 v4
NZQA Info
English 2.2 - Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by evidence
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91100 v2
NZQA Info
English 2.3 - Analyse significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, supported by evidence
4
4
4
4
4

This course offers the following optional standards, which will be agreed upon in consultation with your teacher.

Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91101 v2
NZQA Info
English 2.4 - Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writing
6
6
6
6
6
6
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91102 v2
NZQA Info
English 2.5 - Construct and deliver a crafted and controlled oral text

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

3
3
3

This course offers the following optional standards, which will be agreed upon in consultation with your teacher.

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91103 v3
NZQA Info
English 2.6 - Create a crafted and controlled visual and verbal text

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

3
3
3
3

This course offers the following optional standards, which will be agreed upon in consultation with your teacher.

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91106 v2
NZQA Info
English 2.9 - Form developed personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 28
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 28
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 22
Total Numeracy Credits: 0