English

Level 2

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi engari he toa takitini.

I come not with my own strengths but bring with me the gifts, talents and strengths

of my family, tribe and ancestors.

What is this course about?

Year 12 English is an important year with 22 university entrance credits embedded into the programme. Our Level 2 English course has been developed to extend and deepen knowledge on concepts learned from our year 11 course work. Students will analyse a variety of past and present novels, plays, articles, short stories, poems, films and images relevant to their modern world and their place within it. Programmes designed to challenge, intrinsically motivate, offer choice, develop maturity in comprehending strong messages and ideas using a thematic approach. Twenty first century skills such as collaboration, creativity, citizenship, critical thinking, character education and communication will be achieved through challenging tasks. Our English teachers hold high expectations for all our learners to ensure they master the process of learning, by giving opportunities for students to realise their passions and self-manage themselves as learners through goal setting, reflection, resilience and make adaptations. Digital tools form an important role as part of the learning process to prepare our learners for a knowledge-based and technology driven society beyond school.

What will I learn?

What will I learn?

In English, you will study, use and enjoy language and literature that is communicated orally, visually and in writing. You will learn to become a more effective oral, written and visual communicator. You will be making meaning from ideas and information you receive (by listening, reading and viewing) and creating meaning for yourself and others (by speaking, writing and presenting). You will apply different processes and strategies to develop knowledge, skills and understandings related to text purposes and audiences, ideas within language contexts, language features, and the structure and organisation of texts.

Y12 Course Outline

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All students in Year 12 English will participate in a teaching and learning programme that includes 13 internal and 12 external credits. Students who are planning to continue on to Year 13 English should familiarise themselves with the pre-requisites for this course which includes the 6 credit Writing Portfolio (AS 91101).

How will this course be assessed?

You will be assessed on a combination of internal and external assessments as listed above.

What are the course costs?

Oxford Text Study - $20