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Level 3 English - Year Planner 2018

The Complexities of the Human Condition



Week

Date

Unit of Work

Assessment

Notes

Term 1

1

Jan 29 – Feb 2  

The Complexities of the Human Condition

Introduction to course content, themes, texts, and assessments


Akl Ann. – Jan 29th

2

Feb 5 – Feb 9

Psychological Theory and Lenses for Analysis

Discussion of theories that can be applied when analysing texts throughout the year (eg. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, self-determination theory, feminism, etc)


Waitangi -  Feb 6th

3

Feb 12 - Feb 16

3.4 Writing Portfolio: Formal Writing Piece

Based on issues and themes from the research task and presentations, you will plan and compose a magazine article

3.4 Writing Portfolio

Optional submission of the written piece #1


4

Feb 19 – Feb 23  

Literary Analysis - Short Stories

Close analysis of three or four short stories linked to ‘Relationships: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly’



5

Feb 26 – Mar 2

Close analysis of short stories continued




6

Mar 5 - Mar 9

3.7 Connections Report

Introduction of the task and student selection of author and texts - reading and close analysis

3.7 Connections Report - Check-Point #1: Author and Text Selection


7

Mar 12 - Mar 16

3.7 Connections Report

Reading and close analysis of texts continued

- Check-Point #2: Close Analysis of Texts


8

Mar 19 - Mar 23

3.7 Connections Report

Report writing started - deconstruction of exemplars

- Check-Point #3: Introduction and Body Paragraph Feedback

Pop-Up Globe - Mar 22nd

9

Mar 26 – Mar 30

3.7 Connections Report

Completion of the Connections Report

- Check-Point #4: Pre-Submission

Easter Friday - Mar 30th

10

Apr 2 – Apr 6

3.7 Connections Report

Final editing and redraft of Connections Report

3.7 Connections Report - Final Submission

Easter Monday - Apr 2
Easter Tuesday - Apr 3

11

Apr 9 – Apr 13

3.4 Writing Portfolio: Creative Writing Piece

Based on themes and stylistic conventions explored in the Connections Report, students will plan and compose a short story in the style of the chosen author

3.4 Writing Portfolio

Optional submission of the written piece #2


Term 2

1

   April 30  – May 4

Documentaries and Opinion Piece

View a series of thought-provoking documentaries related to sociological and psychological issues, followed by creating an opinion piece of writing in the form of a magazine article



2

May 7 – May 11

3.4 Writing Portfolio: Formal Writing Piece

Based on issues and themes from the documentaries, you will plan and compose an opinion piece

3.4 Writing Portfolio

Optional submission of the written piece #3


3

May 14 – May 18

3.8 Shakespeare Literature Investigation

Introduction to the standard, choice of Shakespeare plays, and time to view and read the selected text



4

May 21 – May 25

Discussion and analysis of the narrative structure, themes and ideas, and characterisation of the central characters



5

May 28 – June 1

Research Report

Deconstruction of exemplars, development of a hypothesis, and reading of secondary criticism

3.8 Literature Investigation

- Checkpoint #1: Hypothesis and  Data Evaluation Chart


6

June 4  – June 8

Composition of research report

Checkpoint #2: Introduction and Body Paragraph

Queen’s - 4th June
ToD - 5th June

7

June 11 – June 15

Composition of research report continued

Checkpoint #3: Pre-Submission of Report


8

June 18 – June 22

Redrafting and final submission being crafted

3.8 Literature Investigation

- Final Submission Due


9

June 25 – June 29

3.2 Film Study

Pre-viewing tasks. Viewing the text, and discussing the themes and issues within the film



10

July 2 – July 6

Post-viewing tasks on theme, setting

3.5 Oral Presentation

Optional standard introduced


Term 3

1

July 23 – July 27

3.2 Film Study

Analysis of key characters, scenes and techniques within the text


2

July 30 – Aug 3

Film Study: Essay Writing

Essay planning and preparation - discussion of exam style questions and graphic organisers

Essay writing practise, with a focus on the building blocks of essays (such as, introductions, body paragraphs and conclusions)

3.5 Oral Presentation

- Final Submission


3

Aug 6 – Aug 10

3.1 Written Text Study

Text selection from previous work - short stories from Connections Report or Shakespeare play


ToD - 10th Aug

4

Aug 13 – Aug 17

Examination Preparation: Essay Writing Skills

Preparation and revision for practice exams, including the deconstruction of exemplars and composition of key components such as, introductions, body paragraphs and conclusions

3.4 Writing Portfolio

Optional standard

- Final Submission


5

Aug 20 – Aug 24

Examination Preparation: Essay Writing Skills

Preparation and revision for practice exams, including the deconstruction of exemplars and composition of key components such as, introductions, body paragraphs and conclusions

3.1 Written Text

3.2 Visual Text


6

Aug 27 – Aug 31

Exam preparation continued



7

Sep 3 – Sep 7

Essay writing preparation continued



8

Sep 10 – Sep 14

School Exams



9

Sep 17 – Sep 21

School Exams




10

Sep 24 – Sep 28

Post-examination reflection, planning and revision



Term 4

1

Oct 15 – Oct 19

Examination Preparation: Essay Writing Skills

Study materials related to the external standards



2

Oct 22 – Oct 26

Continued study for external standards



3

Oct 29 – Nov 2

Continued study for external standards


Labour - 22rd Oct

4

Nov 5 – Nov 9

NCEA Externals



5

Nov 12 – Nov 16

NCEA Externals



6

Nov 19 – Nov 23

NCEA Externals



7

Nov 26 – Nov 30

NCEA Externals





  • Please note that all units of work and standards to be assessed are subject to change.

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