NCEA Level 1 English
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, Head of Learning Enhancement and other department staff.

Course Outline: This alternative course offers students who have previously experienced difficulties in Year 9 and 10 English the opportunity to complete work at Level 1 without external examinations. Features of this course include: internal assessment, opportunities for personal choices and the flexibility required for individually tailored programmes. The option to sit an external examination will be provided where appropriate.

Skills developed in the course:

    • Reading
    • Written and oral communication
    • Research skills
    • Presentation skills

Course Costs: Approximately $25.

The course leads to: Either NCEA Level 2 English Literacy or NCEA Level 2 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