Junior English

In Year 9 and 10,  students make meaning of ideas or information they receive through Listening, Reading and Viewing and create meaning for themselves or others through Speaking, Writing and Presenting. All Year 9 and 10 English students in 2017 will be offered chances to deepen their learning through the use of digital devices. This will open up rich and rewarding opportunities to work collaboratively.

 

Teaching and learning is done thematically.  The thematic approach may include a variety of topics and texts including but not limited to poetry, novels, short stories, non-fiction texts, drama and film studies and oral/written/visual presentations.

  

The department uses AsTTle tests to diagnose the strengths and weaknesses of each individual student. This information, together with formative assessment exercises, prepares junior students well for senior courses in NCEA.

Senior English

Year 11 - (11ENG) Core and Essential English students will be offered up to 22 credits; Enrichment students will be offered up to 25 credits.

 
Year 12 -  (12ENG) Core students will be offered up to 21 credits; Enrichment students will be offered up to 25 credits and Essential students up to 15 credits. Year 12 English to Go offers students a range of Level 1 and 2 achievement standards and unit standards and will be customised to the needs of students in the class.
  
Year 13 - (13ENG) Core students will be offered up to 19 credits; Enrichment students will access up to 25 credits and Essential students will be offered up to 15 credits, with an extra optional 10 Level 2 credits offered. 
 
Year 13 English to Go - (13ETG) is a fully internally-assessed course which also provides a pathway to tertiary study.

Curriculum