Year 10 English

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs K. Ryan

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry

On completing this course students should be able to: •Read, understand and respond to a variety of literature and visual media, using critical thinking skills; •Write with reasonable accuracy (with ability to self correct) in a range of formal and informal modes; •Speak with confidence and communicate an effective, clear message to the class; •Analyse the surface and implied meanings, both logical and emotional, of a range of spoken language texts; •Create and present a role in a dramatic work at a level beyond Year 9; •Understand and put into effect basic rules of visual language at a level beyond Year 9; •Use library and other resources for independent research; •Work independently, managing self; •Work in co-operative groups, participating and contributing, and relating to others. COURSE CONTENT: This course follows the New Zealand Curriculum in English. As in Year 9, work is adapted as far as possible to students' needs and interests. Students will read and respond critically to a range of different texts (e.g. novel, drama, short story, poetry and film) and will analyse these in a wide variety of ways (written, visual, oral). They will demonstrate inquiry learning skills, writing skills (drafting, revising, editing and proofreading), engaging with, using and enjoying English at Level 5/6 of the curriculum.

Learning Areas:



Level 1 English