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Level 3 English - Year Planner 2017

The Complexities of the Human Condition



Week

Date

Unit of Work

Assessment

Notes

Term 1

1

Jan 30 – Feb 3  

The Complexities of the Human Condition

Introduction to course content, themes, texts, and assessments


Akl Ann. – Jan 30th

2

Feb 6 – Feb 10

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 13 - Feb 17

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

Pre-submission of the written piece


4

Feb 20 – Feb 24  

Continue working on the magazine article

3.4 Writing Portfolio

This piece could potentially for part of the student’s writing portfolio


5

Feb 27 – Mar 3

Film Study: Disconnect

Introduction to the film study of Henry Alex Rubin’s ‘Disconnect’. View, discuss and deconstruct the text




6

Mar 6 - Mar 10

Film study continued, analysing the narrative structure, main themes and central characters of the text



7

Mar 13 - Mar 17

Topical Issue Opinion Piece

Choose a central idea or theme from the text to act as a springboard for researching and writing an opinion piece

Pre-submission of the written piece


8

Mar 20 - Mar 24

Continue working on the opinion piece

3.4 Writing Portfolio

This piece could potentially for part of the student’s writing portfolio


9

Mar 27 – Mar 31

Film Study: Essay Writing

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



10

Apr 3 – Apr 7

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

3.2 Visual Text

Students to complete an essay in exam conditions


11

Apr 10 – Apr 14

Catch-up, review and reflection of the term

3.4 Writing Portfolio

Decision regarding students entering this standard


Term 2

1

May 1 – May 5

Shakespeare Literature Investigation

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



2

May 8 – May 12

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



3

May 15 – May 19

Research Report

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

Checkpoint for Notes, Data Evaluation Chart and Hypothesis


4

May 22 – May 26

Composition of research report

Pre-Submission of Report


5

May 29 – June 2

Redrafting and final submission being crafted

3.8 Literature Investigation

ToD – 2nd June

6

June 5  – June 9

Key Theme Creative Writing Piece

Choose a central idea or theme from the text to act as a springboard for researching and writing a creative piece

Pre-submission of the written piece

Queen’s - 5th June

7

June 12 – June 16

Writing Portfolio or Seminar Presentation

Students will have decided whether or not to be assessed for 3.4 Writing Portfolio OR 3.5 Seminar Presentation.

3.4 Writing Portfolio

Portfolio selection


8

June 19 – June 23

Students will be crafting and publishing their writing or creating a seminar presentation for final submission

3.4 Writing Portfolio

3.5 Seminar Presentation


9

June 26 – June 30

Catch-up, review and reflection of the term



10

July 3 – July 7

Short Stories Study: Ernest Hemingway

Research Hemingway, and read, discuss and deconstruct ‘Hills Like White Elephants’ and one other



Term 3

1

July 24 – July 28

Short Stories Study: Merce Rodoreda

Research Rodoreda, and read, discuss and deconstruct ‘Rain’ and one other

ToD – 24th July

2

July 31 – Aug 4

Poetry Study: Grace Taylor

Research Taylor, and read, discuss and deconstruct a selection of poems from  ‘Afakasi Speaks’



3

Aug 7 – Aug 11

Connections Report

Introduce assessment standard and student selection of text and connections. Student deconstruction of exemplars, texts, and note making for connections report



4

Aug 14 – Aug 18

Continued composition of connections report with checkpoints for introduction and analytical body paragraph

Pre-Submission of report


5

Aug 21 – Aug 25

Editing, crafting and redrafting of connections report for final submission

3.7 Connections Report


6

Aug 28 – Sep 1

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


7

Sep 4 – Sep 8

Essay writing preparation continued



8

Sep 11 – Sep 15

School Exams



9

Sep 18 – Sep 22

School Exams




10

Sep 25 – Sep 29

Post-examination reflection, planning and revision



Term 4

1

Oct 16 – Oct 20

Examination Preparation: Essay Writing Skills

Study materials related to the external standards



2

Oct 23 – Oct 27

Continued study for external standards



3

Oct 30 – Nov 3

Continued study for external standards


Labour - 23th Oct

4

Nov 6 – Nov 10

NCEA Externals



5

Nov 13 – Nov 17

NCEA Externals



6

Nov 20 – Nov 24

NCEA Externals



7

Nov 27 – Dec 1

NCEA Externals





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