Year 13 English (13ENG)

13ENG
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs A. Botha

Pre-requisites

Students should have achieved at least two internals and one external in Level 2 English.


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 learers 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.

It is desired that learners enter Year 13 English with an appreciation for literature - for ideas, characters, symbolism and language in all its forms.


Course Overview

Term 1
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

Term 2
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)

Term 3
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

Term 4
Revison of external standards AS 3.1 and 3.2

Learning Areas:

English



Career Pathways

Secondary School Teacher, Counsellor, Trainer, Early Childhood Teacher, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Primary School Teacher, Kaiwhakaako Māori, Nanny/Child Carer, Tertiary Lecturer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Teacher Aide, Youth Worker, Recreation Co-ordinator

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$5 for course material