Level 3 English

EN302
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs K. Ryan

OBJECTIVES/COURSE CONTENT:
On completing this course students should be able to:
• Show understanding of the messages and techniques of literary language;
• Show understanding of the messages and techniques of contemporary (non-literary) language;
• Demonstrate ability to write effectively, appropriately, logically and accurately;
• Communicate effectively orally or visually.

Written work carried out throughout the year is collected in a portfolio, from which two pieces are chosen and submitted for final assessment at the beginning of Term Four. Other internal assessments for this course are completed at the end of Term One and Term Three.
The goal in this course is to achieve University Entrance in English (at least 14 credits).


Course Overview

Term 1
Week 1 - 2: Course Introduction – set up Writing Profiles. Goal-setting.

Week 3 - 8: Begin first Literature study – Seamus Heaney poetry study – go over background to 20th century Ireland; analyse language, style, setting, themes, etc.
On-going comprehension and language analysis exercises; in-depth poetry analysis, theme analysis, language discussion. Language and writing tasks.
Individually choose poem for study towards Pecha Kucha presentation for AS3.5; check-pointing with teacher.
Develop oral language presentation skills for AS3.5
Practice assessment AS3.1 (91472) – also forms first formative piece for Writing Portfolio – AS3.4 (91475);
Complete AS3.5 (91476) in Week 8

Weeks 9 – 11: Travel Writing genre - develop and practise towards AS3.5
Travel writing genre – reading unfamiliar text; exploring genre techniques and style; develop own writing. Complete second formative piece for Writing Portfolio – AS3.4 (91475)

Term 2
Week 1 - 5: Literature Study: Film – “The Constant Gardener” – examination question practice essays In-class viewing; revision and discussion of film techniques; background; character studies; setting; themes; style, etc.
Go over guidelines for AS3.2 (91473) – response to visual text.
Practice AS3.2 essay in class; Formative in-class essay test for AS3.2 – also forms third formative piece for Writing Portfolio – AS3.4 (91475)

Weeks 6 – 10: Introduction to colonialism and post-colonialism; working on finding and studying texts connected thematically
Reading essays, poetry, cartoons, non-fiction extracts about colonialism and post-colonialism;
Read primary text – “Mr Pip” – for novel study - theme, character, setting, historical background, etc - study looks specifically at how this text is a post-colonial text – linked to thematic study on post-colonialism Complete essay on “Mr Pip” – forms fourth formative piece for Writing Portfolio AS3.4 (91475);
Complete passage analysis and close reading exercises; complete critical thinking exercise – fifth formative piece for Writing Portfolio – AS3.4 (91475)


Term 3
Week 1 – 5: Refer back to colonialism and post-colonialism; working on finding and studying texts connected thematically
Begin individual research task finding connections with “Mr Pip” – using personally-selected texts and texts studied in class to develop awareness of thematic connections.

Week 6 - 7: English Research assignment – AS3.7 (91478) – working on finding and studying texts connected thematically
Complete individual connections assignment for AS3.7 (91478) – due Week 8 (Wednesday, Sept 9th)

Week 8: Writing Portfolio work
Select, redraft and complete two pieces towards completion of AS3.4 (91475) Final submission for AS3.4 (91475) – due Wednesday, Sept 16th

Weeks 9 - 10: Examination Revision
Preparation towards Derived Grade Examinations – practising essay responses; essay question analysis; style, structure, etc.
Formative AS3.1; AS3.2 for examinations

Term 4
Week 1: Derived Grade Examinations
Formative AS3.1, AS3.2, AS3.3 for examinations

Week 2: Final Examination Revision – AS3.1, AS3.2, AS3.3
Intensive language study – discussion and exercises on style, structure, meaning, language features, etc Practise literary essays
Examination study leave begins Friday October 30th.
NCEA examinationss begin Friday, November 6th.

Equipment/Stationery

$15 contribution to online homework programme
1 x 1B832 Exercise book
1 x 4B8 refill
1 x Ring binder


Recommended Prior Learning

At least 12 credits in NCEA English Level 2, with at least Achievement in AS91100
(2.3) and at least one literature topic, or with approval of the HoD. University
Entrance Literacy must have been gained in Year 12.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91472 v1 English 3.1 - Respond critically to specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91473 v1 English 3.2 - Respond critically to specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by evidence
3
E
4
Y
4w *
A.S. 91474 v1 English 3.3 - Respond critically to significant aspects of unfamiliar written texts through close reading, supported by evidence
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91475 v1 English 3.4 - Produce a selection of fluent and coherent writing which develops, sustains, and structures ideas
Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 1
3
I
6
Y
6w *
A.S. 91476 v1 English 3.5 - Create and deliver a fluent and coherent oral text which develops, sustains, and structures ideas
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 11
3
I
3
Y
*
A.S. 91478 v1 English 3.7 - Respond critically to significant connections across texts, supported by evidence
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 11
3
I
4
Y
*
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 25

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 25 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.

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