ASHS Coursebook: 1ENG (Year 11 English)

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What is this course about?

This course focuses on building upon the skills you have learnt in junior English and further develops your productive and receptive language skills to prepare you for NCEA assessment.

The course has also a thematic approach/overarching theme.

What will I learn?

  • How to write confidently in a range of styles to express your ideas.
  • How to explore and articulate your ideas verbally through speeches, presentations and debates.
  • How to closely read and analyse static and moving visual texts.
  • How to use processes and structures to understand and respond to surface level and deeper ideas within texts.
  • Why and how to use accurate and appropriate language in a range of situations and for different audiences.

What sorts of things will I do?

  • Read a range of written, visual and oral texts such as novels, short stories, articles, poetry, films, and static images.
  • Write, speak, and create visual texts to express your own ideas.
  • Analyse and examine perspectives and ideas in texts and demonstrate your understanding of these through creating your own texts.

Personal Excellence

Achieving success is all about deciding what you can do to challenge yourself and doing the best you can to reach your goals. One way to do this in English could be to choose particular standards in which you could achieve Merit or Excellence. Another way might be to aim for a subject endorsed certificate in English – 14 credits at Merit or Excellence (4 credits need to come from an External). To achieve challenging goals and quality credits this year you should work closely with your peers, parents/caregivers, tutor and teacher.

Conditions for Assessment

Most assessment will be completed with a mixture of in class and out of class time. However, some standards require work only to be completed in class time. This is to ensure authenticity – that all work that you submit is your own. It is important that you understand the conditions of assessment for these standards and that you direct any questions about when and how you're able to work on them to your teacher.

Submitting Internal Assessments

It is important that you take note of the due dates for your internal assessments. All internal assessments must be submitted on or prior to the due date, unless prior approval has been granted for special circumstances (refer to your NCEA guidelines or talk to your teacher about this). Assessments that are submitted after the due date, without prior approval, will receive a Not Achieved.

Resubmissions and Reassessments

Resubmissions can only be offered once and only when small errors or omissions need to be corrected in your work in a short period of time. Resubmissions are not available to students who just want to improve their grade; you may have the opportunity to do this through a reassessment, however you need to check with your teacher, as reassessments are not available in every standard. Please read the NZQA assessment document that your teacher will give you carefully so you are fully aware of these conditions.

Course Outline for 2017

Term 1 (11 weeks) Term 2 (10 weeks) Term 3 (10 weeks) Term 4 (4 weeks)
Introduction to course theme

1.10 Personal Responses (4 Weeks)

1.5 Formal Writing

or 1.4 Creative Writing (5 Weeks)

1.11 Close Viewing (start of unit)

1.11 Close Viewing (4 Weeks)

1.1 Text Study (4 Weeks)

1.6 Speech (2 Weeks)

1.6 Present Speech

1.8 Text Connections (4 Weeks)

1.3 Visual Text Study and Revision (4 Weeks) 

Revision for 1.1 and 1.2 (3 weeks)
Key Dates

Week 4:

1.10 Two Personal Responses Due

Week 9:

1.5 /1.4 Formal/Creative Writing Due

Key Dates

Week 4:

1.11 Close Viewing Due

Week 5:

1.10 Third and Fourth Personal Response


Key Dates

Week 1:

1.6 Speech Due

Week 6:

1.8 Text Connections Due

Week 9:

1.10 Fifth and Sixth Personal Response Due

(Personal Responses all finished)

Week 9: Preliminary Examination

Key Dates

Standards Available

NCEA Level: Standard Number: Name of standard: Version Number: Credits: Assessment: Literacy: Numeracy:
1.1 Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), using supporting evidence 3 4 External Y N
1.2 Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), using supporting evidence 3 4 External
AS90053 AS90052
1.5 Produce formal writing OR

1.5 Produce creative writing











1.6 Construct and deliver an oral text 2 3 Internal
1.8 Explain significant connection(s) across texts, using supporting evidence 2 4 Internal
1.10 Form personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence 2 4 Internal
1.11 Show understanding of visual and/or oral text(s) through close viewing and/or listening, using supporting evidence 2
3 Internal

NOTE: The standard course contains only one external, although some students may opt to sit both externals. Total available credits: 21 (25)

Vocational Pathways provide a framework for students to show how their learning and achievement is valued in the workplace by aligning learning to the skills needed for industry.

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