NCEA Level 1 English Extension
Level 1
Number of Credits: 19

Entry Recommendations: Completion of Year 10 English, with specific focus on reading and writing skills. Entry into this course is at the discretion of the Head of Faculty English and is based on Achievement from Year 10 English. Students need to apply Level 5 skills consistently or by teacher recommendation and in consultation with the Head of Faculty.

Course Outline: This is a stimulating and engaging course geared towards higher English study for those students who may wish to study towards NCEA English Scholarship in Years 12 and 13, as well as for students who may wish to study the International Baccalaureate. The course will involve analytical and critical literacy skills, as well as explore the key areas of focus for the English International Baccalaureate programme in Year 12 and year 13.

Skills developed in the course:

  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Thinking critically about a range of oral, written and visual texts           

Course Costs: Approximately $25.

The course leads to: NCEA Level 2 English or IB English.                              

Assessment

AS 90849
Show understanding of specified aspects of studied written texts, using supporting evidence
4 Credits
Literacy
Examination
Assessment Period - Term 4
AS 90850
Show undersanding of specified aspects of studied visual or oral texts, with supporting evidence
4 Credits
Literacy
Examination
Assessment Period - Term 4
AS 90851
Show understanding of specified aspects of unfamiliar written texts through close reading, with supporting evidence
4 Credits
Literacy
Examination
Assessment Period - Term 4
AS 90857
Construct and deliver an oral presentation
3 Credits
Literacy
Formal Speech
Assessment Period - Term 2
AS 90852
Explain significant connection(s) across texts, using supporting evidence
4 Credits
Literacy
Written Report
Assessment Period - Term 3
Level 1 English Enrichment