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NCEA Level 3 English
Level 3
Number of Credits: 17

Entry Recommendations: 14 credits from NCEA Level 2 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 Level 3 through internally assessed standards only and is designed specifically for students who need intensive support. There will be opportunities for personal choice and programmes may be individually tailored for students. Some students may be completing both Level 2 and Level 3 standards via multi-level study during the year.

Skills developed in the course:

  • Reading
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Viewing
  • Presenting
  • Researching         


AS 91475
Writing Portfolio
6 Credits
Writing (5 credits)
Assessment Period - Term 3
AS 91473
Respond critically to specified aspects of studied visual texts, supported by evidence
4 Credits
Writing (4 credits)
Assessment Period - Term 4
AS 91479
Respond to critical tests.
4 Credits
Reading (4 credits)
Assessment Period - Term 2
AS 91477
Create a fluent and coherent visual text which develops, sustains and structures ideas using verbal and visual language
3 Credits
Visual Essay
Assessment Period - Term 4
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