Level 1 English B


Year 10 English curriculum level between 4a and 5a is recommended.

Course description:

Initially we will be working on literacy portfolios. This has a functional literacy feel so we will be applying our English skills to real life situations. This will also get the students their literacy. Students will then explore film, short stories and novels as they work their way towards achievement standards.

Course objectives:

To give students the opportunity to gain level 1 by getting them their literacy and offering students the opportunity for subject endorsement while being supported but a healthy amount of time and scaffolding.

Credits available:

The table below shows the credits available within the subject.



I or E *


Literacy Standards:
26624 Read texts with understanding I 3
26622 Write to communicate ideas for a purpose and audience I 4
26625 Actively participate in spoken interactions I 3

Achievement standards:

90856 Show understanding of visual and/or oral text(s) through close viewing and/or listening, using supporting evidence. I 3
90052 Produce creative writing. I 3
90857 Construct and deliver an oral text. I 3
90853 Form personal responses to independently read texts supported by evidence. I 4
90851 Show understanding of significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, using supporting evidence E 4
90850 Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), using supporting evidence E 4
90849 Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), using supporting evidence E 4


I or E * = Internal or external assessments

Leads to:

Completing literacy component of NCEA level 1 and 2 awards, with the option of Endorsement at level 1 and level 2 English.

Contact: Mr M Waller


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