L3ENCC

Level 3 English - Classic to Contemporary

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Collins

Level 3 English - Classic to Contemporary requires students to explore language and think critically about a  range of texts, including film. Students will write in a range of styles, complete reading, and viewing assessments, and critically evaluate literature. 

Three internal and two external Achievement Standards are offered in this course. Learning is assessed throughout the year, during class time and for homework, as well as in the examination in November. 

Whilst this course does provide the opportunity to meet the Literacy requirements for University Entrance, students who do not already have the majority of these credits will struggle to succeed in this course. 

Recommended Prior Learning

To be accepted for this course students need to have earned Level 2 Literacy and a minimum of 13 credits from Level 2 English, including at least one external standard, or HOF approval.

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.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 13 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91475 v1
NZQA Info
English 3.4 - Produce a selection of fluent and coherent writing which develops, sustains, and structures ideas
6
6
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91479 v1
NZQA Info
English 3.8 - Develop an informed understanding of literature and/or language using critical texts
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91480 v1
NZQA Info
English 3.9 - Respond critically to significant aspects of visual and/or oral text(s) through close reading, supported by evidence
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 93001 v19
NZQA Info
SCHL - English
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 0
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 13
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 13
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 10
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.