Level 3 English - Oral & Visual
Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Collins
Level 3 English – Oral & Visual requires students to explore language and think critically about the communication of ideas in a range of texts, with a heavier focus on visual and oral texts.
Assessments are taken at a slower pace than in the Classic to Contemporary course. Students have some opportunity to tailor their own assessment programmes, including the mode of assessment in some cases (written, oral or visual). However, this is still an academic course.
Three internal and one 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.
This course includes four reading and four writing credits for University Entrance Literacy. An additional six writing credits may be offered at the discretion of the teacher if students have the level of literacy required for this.
Recommended Prior Learning
To be accepted for this course students must have earned Level 2 Literacy and a minimum of 10 credits from Level 2 English, or HOF approval.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 14 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 14
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.
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.