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NCEA Level 2 English
Level 2
Number of Credits: 16

Entry Recommendations: 10 credits from NCEA Level 1 English. Entry into this course is limited, and is at the discretion of the Head of Faculty and Head of Learning Enhancement in consultation with other department staff.

Course Outline: This alternative course offers students the opportunity to complete NCEA Level 2 through internally assessed standards and one paper in an external examination. There will be opportunities for personal choice and programmes may be individually tailored for students. Some students may be completing both Level 1 and Level 2 standards via multi-level study during the year. There will be an opportunity for students to achieve the 10 Literacy credits required as one of the prerequisites for entry into university.

Skills developed in the course:

  • Reading
  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Viewing
  • Presenting
  • Researching

The course leads to: NCEA Level 3 English or English Literacy.


AS 91107
Analyse aspects of visual and/or texts through close viewing and/or listening, supported by evidence
3 Credits
Written Analysis
Assessment Period - Term 1
AS 91098
Analyse specified aspects of studied written text(s) supported by evidence (Optional)
4 Credits
Reading (4 Credits) and Writing (4 Credits)
Assessment Period - Term 4
AS 91101
Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writing
5 Credits
Assessment Period - Term 3
AS 91102
Construct and deliver a crafted and controlled oral text
3 Credits
Formal Speech
Assessment Period - Term 2
AS 91099
Analyse specified aspects of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by evidence (Optional)
4 Credits
Assessment Period - Term 4
Level 2 English