L1ENGL

Level 1 English

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Collins

Level 1 English covers a range of learning activities focused on communicating and interpreting ideas. Students will explore language and think critically about language and literature. Tasks include reading, writing, speaking, viewing, research,ing and connecting ideas.  

Three internal and two external Achievement Standards are offered in this course, with the option of an additional internal standard. This allows students ample opportunity to gain credits.  

Learning will be assessed in class time and for homework, as well as in the examination in November.  

Recommended Prior Learning

This course has no prerequisites; open entry to all.

Pathway

English is a foundational skill, which is of value in any future career. This is particularly true in
people-related jobs such as; social work, health care, journalism, media, education, etc.
English is also useful in support of many other subject areas, and is a prerequisite for a number of courses, both in school and beyond.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 34 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 32403 v1
NZQA Info
Read written texts to understand ideas and information
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 32405 v1
NZQA Info
Write texts to communicate ideas and information
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90052 v5
NZQA Info
English 1.4 - Produce creative writing
3
3
3
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90053 v5
NZQA Info
English 1.5 - Produce formal writing
3
3
3
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90849 v3
NZQA Info
English 1.1 - Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), using supporting evidence
4
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90852 v2
NZQA Info
English 1.8 - Explain significant connection(s) across texts, using supporting evidence
4
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90854 v2
NZQA Info
English 1.10 - Form personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence
4
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90856 v2
NZQA Info
English 1.11 - Show understanding of visual and/or oral text(s) through close viewing and/or listening, using supporting evidence
3
3
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90990 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 1.2 - Demonstrate understanding of selected elements of media text(s)
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 34
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 34
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer

Please note that courses will go ahead only if student numbers, staffing, and timetabling allow it.  Where a subject is oversubscribed, and there are insufficient numbers or resources to create an extra class, a ballot system may be applied.  

Costs

The Board of Trustees has again asked to opt into the Ministry of Education donation scheme. Doing so resulted in the ability to waive student fee donations. Kaiapoi High School aims to deliver quality educational courses over and above those that which is funded by the Ministry. It is likely the School will opt into the donation scheme for 2023, however parental contribution for the costs of trips and activities where participation is optional, and/or components not covered by the Government grant, may be requested. We appreciate the financial support our families make to the School.