Level 2 Literacy
The UE Literacy requirement is 10 credits (5 credits in Reading and 5 credits in Writing) from a range of specified Level 2 and Level 3 standards, across many subjects. On the following pages, they are listed as L – Literacy Credits.
For standards that meet both Reading and Writing requirements, it is possible to split the standard to fulfil the Literacy requirement. For example, History of Art 91482 can contribute 2 credits to the Reading requirement and 2 credits to the Writing requirement.
Students can view the literacy eligibility information about the standards they are entered for in KAMAR, the school’s student management system, which can be accessed via the school intranet, SMC Live.
In addition, students need to check if UE Literacy will meet the entry requirements for a specific course, which they may wish to study at tertiary level. For example, the University of Auckland requires that those applying on the basis of NCEA results have a minimum of 17 credits in English at Level 2 or Level 3 (IB students must have a score of 26+). Students who do not meet the requirement might still gain entry, but will be required to undertake (and successfully complete) further English study in their first year at university.
It is possible other New Zealand universities may introduce something along similar lines and it should be noted that it is usual for overseas universities to require that students have successfully completed a Year 13 English course.