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Welcome to the English Department

The English program at Sir Edmund Hillary Senior School is designed to improve the students’ awareness of the important role that the English language and its literature play in their intellectual, personal, and career development. Essential to the over-all program of studies, the English program emphasizes the development of oral and written comprehension, of critical thinking skills, and of coherence, clarity, and fluency in the expression and communication of ideas. The English program encourages the development of each students individual potential by aiming high, persevering, critical thinking, clear writing, articulate speech, thoughtful decision-making, intellectual risk-taking, and respect for others. We appreciate and understand the differing learning needs and styles of students the English Department and acknowledge the rich language and cultural environment of the Maori and Pasifika ethnicities of our school population.

In English at Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate we are committed to presenting a flexible curriculum that sees our learners as central and provides our students with the competence, experience and work habits necessary for successfully undertaking studies in and beyond their schooling. Students are encouraged to regard the two stands: making meaning of ideas or information they receive (Listening, Reading, and Viewing) and; creating meaning for themselves or others (Speaking, Writing, and Presenting) as active and integrated processes. English teachers strive to provide a supportive and positive learning environment in which students can increase their confidence and competence in language use thus enhancing both their life skills and their enjoyment of language in a variety of forms.

All students are assisted to develop their critical understanding and control of the English language. They are provided with a broad range of closely connected learning experiences designed to encourage them to become more confident, thoughtful, discriminating and imaginative communicators as readers, viewers, presenters, writers, speakers and listeners in both formal and informal situations. They are encouraged to recognise and value the diversity of social and cultural backgrounds and opinions in our community and to enhance their self-esteem through confident use of the English language in a variety of contexts for a variety of purposes and are addressed to a variety of audiences. Students are provided with a range of learning programmes to demonstrate their achievement in personal and social learning, making meaning and creating meaning.

All teaching, learning and decision making of the English Department is underpinned by a set of beliefs and values which link to the culture of the school as a whole.

Course Information

Level 1 English

Course Title: English

Course NCEA Level(s): 1

Course Code: ENG101

Course Aim and Description:

This course aims to promote the study, use, and enjoyment of the English language and its literature, communicated orally, visually, and in writing, for a range of purposes and audiences and in a variety of text forms. By engaging with textbased activities, students become increasingly skilled and sophisticated speakers and listeners, writers and readers, presenters and viewers.

This course will cover two strands:

  • making meaning of ideas or information they receive (Listening, Reading, and Viewing);
  • creating meaning for themselves or others (Speaking, Writing, and Presenting)

In English we offer a menu of internal and external standards. The teacher and student will select a programme that will best meet the needs, interests, career direction and talents of the student.

Course Details:

Standards

Offered

LevelAS / USInt /

Ext

Credit ValueTitle of StandardLit
908491ASExt4Show understanding of specified aspects of studies written texts, using supporting evidence.Y
908501ASExt4Show understanding of specified aspects of studied visual or oral texts, using supporting evidenceY
900521ASInt3Produce creative writingY
908561ASInt4Show understanding of visual and/ or oral texts through close viewing and/ or listening, using supporting evidenceY
908551ASInt3Create a visual textY
908521ASInt4Explain significant connections across texts, using supporting evidenceY
Option Menu:
908511ASExt4Show understanding of significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, using supporting evidenceY
900531ASInt3Produce formal writingY
908541ASInt4Form personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidenceY
908531ASInt4Use information literacy skills to form conclusion(s)Y
908571ASInt3Construct and deliver an oral textY
TotalAccording to selection

Level 1 English

Course Title: English

Course NCEA Level(s): 1

Course Code: ENG102

Course Aim and Description:

This course aims to promote the study, use, and enjoyment of the English language and its literature, communicated orally, visually, and in writing, for a range of purposes and audiences and in a variety of text forms. By engaging with textbased activities, students become increasingly skilled and sophisticated speakers and listeners, writers and readers, presenters and viewers.

This course will cover two strands:

  • making meaning of ideas or information they receive (Listening, Reading, and Viewing);
  • creating meaning for themselves or others (Speaking, Writing, and Presenting)

In English we offer a menu of internal and external standards. The teacher and student will select a programme that will best meet the needs, interests, career direction and talents of the student.

Course Details:

Standards

Offered

LevelAS / USInt /

Ext

Credit ValueTitle of StandardLit
908501ASExt4Show understanding of specified aspects of studied visual or oral texts, using supporting evidenceY
900521ASInt3Produce creative writingY
908551ASInt3Create a visual textY
908531ASInt4Use information literacy skills to form conclusion(s)Y
908571ASInt3Construct and deliver an oral textY
908541ASInt4Form personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidenceY
Option Menu:
908491ASExt4Show understanding of specified aspects of studies written texts, using supporting evidence.Y
908511ASExt4Show understanding of significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, using supporting evidenceY
900531ASInt3Produce formal writingY
908521ASInt4Explain significant connections across texts, using supporting evidenceY
908561ASInt4Show understanding of visual and/ or oral texts through close viewing and/ or listening, using supporting evidenceY
TotalAccording to selection

Level 1 English

Course Title: English

Course NCEA Level(s): 1

Course Code: ENG103

Course Aim and Description:

This course aims to promote the study, use, and enjoyment of the English language and its literature, communicated orally, visually, and in writing, for a range of purposes and audiences and in a variety of text forms. By engaging with textbased activities, students become increasingly skilled and sophisticated speakers and listeners, writers and readers, presenters and viewers.

This course will cover two strands:

  • making meaning of ideas or information they receive (Listening, Reading, and Viewing);
  • creating meaning for themselves or others (Speaking, Writing, and Presenting)

In English we offer a menu of internal and external standards. The teacher and student will select a programme that will best meet the needs, interests, career direction and talents of the student.

Course Details:

Standards

Offered

ASInt /

Ext

Credit ValueTitle of StandardLit
90855ASInt3Create a visual textY
90853ASInt4Use information literacy skills to form conclusion(s)Y
90857ASInt3Construct and deliver an oral textY
90854ASInt4Form personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidenceY
90856ASInt4Show understanding of visual and/ or oral texts through close viewing and/ or listening, using supporting evidenceY
Option Menu:
90849ASExt4Show understanding of specified aspects of studies written texts, using supporting evidence.Y
90850ASExt4Show understanding of specified aspects of studied visual or oral texts, using supporting evidenceY
90851ASExt4Show understanding of significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, using supporting evidenceY
90053ASInt3Produce formal writingY
90852ASInt4Explain significant connections across texts, using supporting evidenceY
90052ASInt3Produce creative writingY
TotalAccording to selection

Level 2 English

Course Title: English

Course NCEA Level(s): 2

Course Code: ENG201

Course Aim and Description:

This course aims to promote the study, use, and enjoyment of the English language and its literature, communicated orally, visually, and in writing, for a range of purposes and audiences and in a variety of text forms. By engaging with text based activities, students become increasingly skilled and sophisticated speakers and listeners, writers and readers, presenters and viewers.

This course will cover two strands:

  • making meaning of ideas or information they receive (Listening, Reading, and Viewing);
  • creating meaning for themselves or others (Speaking, Writing, and Presenting)

In English we offer a menu of internal and external standards. The teacher and student will select a programme that will best meet the needs, interests, career direction and talents of the student.

Course Details:

Standards

Offered

LevelAS / USInt /

Ext

Credit ValueTitle of StandardLit
910982ASExt4Analyse specific aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence.Y
910992ASExt4Analyse specific aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by evidence.Y
911012ASInt6Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writingY
911052ASInt4Use information literacy skills to form developed conclusion(s)Y
911062ASInt4Form developed personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidenceY
Option Menu:
911022ASInt3Construct and deliver a crafted and controlled oral textY
911032ASInt3Create a crafted and controlled visual and verbal textY
911042ASInt4Analyse significant connections across texts, supported by evidenceY
911072ASInt3Analyse aspects of visual and/or oral text(s) through close viewing and/or listening, supported by evidenceY
911002ASExt4Analyse significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, supported by evidenceY
Total:According to Selection

Level 2 English

Course Title: English

Course NCEA Level(s): 2

Course Code: ENG202

Course Aim and Description:

This course aims to promote the study, use, and enjoyment of the English language and its literature, communicated orally, visually, and in writing, for a range of purposes and audiences and in a variety of text forms. By engaging with text based activities, students become increasingly skilled and sophisticated speakers and listeners, writers and readers, presenters and viewers.

This course will cover two strands:

  • making meaning of ideas or information they receive (Listening, Reading, and Viewing);
  • creating meaning for themselves or others (Speaking, Writing, and Presenting)

In English we offer a menu of internal and external standards. The teacher and student will select a programme that will best meet the needs, interests, career direction and talents of the student.

Course Details:

Standards

Offered

ASInt /

Ext

Credit ValueTitle of StandardLit
91099ASExt4Analyse specific aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by evidence.Y
91101ASInt6Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writingY
91107ASInt3Analyse aspects of visual and/or oral text(s) through close viewing and/or listening, supported by evidenceY
91106ASInt4Form developed personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidenceY
91102ASInt3Construct and deliver a crafted and controlled oral textY
91104ASInt4Analyse significant connections across texts, supported by evidenceY
Option Menu:
91098ASExt4Analyse specific aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence.Y
91100ASExt4Analyse significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, supported by evidenceY
91103ASInt3Create a crafted and controlled visual and verbal textY
91105ASInt4Use information literacy skills to form developed conclusion(s)Y
TOTAL:According to Selection

Level 2 English

Course Title: English

Course NCEA Level(s): 2

Course Code: ENG203

Course Aim and Description:

This course aims to promote the study, use, and enjoyment of the English language and its literature, communicated orally, visually, and in writing, for a range of purposes and audiences and in a variety of text forms. By engaging with text based activities, students become increasingly skilled and sophisticated speakers and listeners, writers and readers, presenters and viewers.

This course will cover two strands:

  • making meaning of ideas or information they receive (Listening, Reading, and Viewing);
  • creating meaning for themselves or others (Speaking, Writing, and Presenting)

In English we offer a menu of internal and external standards. The teacher and student will select a programme that will best meet the needs, interests, career direction and talents of the student.

Course Details:

Standards

Offered

ASInt /

Ext

Credit ValueTitle of StandardLit
Level 1ASInt10English Level 1 standards to ensure Literacy before continuing with Level 2 towards University Entrance LiteracyY
91102ASInt3Construct and deliver a crafted and controlled oral textY
91103ASInt3Create a crafted and controlled visual and verbal textY
91104ASInt4Analyse significant connections across texts, supported by evidenceY
91107ASInt3Analyse aspects of visual and/or oral text(s) through close viewing and/or listening, supported by evidenceY
Option Menu:
91098ASExt4Analyse specific aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence.Y
91099ASExt4Analyse specific aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by evidence.Y
91100ASExt4Analyse significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, supported by evidenceY
91101ASInt6Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writingY
91105ASInt4Use information literacy skills to form developed conclusion(s)Y
91106ASInt4Form developed personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidenceY
Total:According to Selection

Level 3 English

Course Title: English

Course NCEA Level(s): 3

Course Code: ENG301

Course Aim and Description:

This course aims to promote the study, use, and enjoyment of the English language and its literature, communicated orally, visually, and in writing, for a range of purposes and audiences and in a variety of text forms. By engaging with text based activities, students become increasingly skilled and sophisticated speakers and listeners, writers and readers, presenters and viewers.

This course will cover two strands:

  • making meaning of ideas or information they receive (Listening, Reading, and Viewing);
  • creating meaning for themselves or others (Speaking, Writing, and Presenting)

In English we offer a menu of internal and external standards. The teacher and student will select a programme that will best meet the needs, interests, career direction and talents of the student.

Course Details:

Standard OfferedLevelASInt / ExtCredit ValueTitle of StandardLit
914723ASExt4Respond critically to specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidenceY
914733ASExt4Respond critically to specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by evidenceY
914753ASInt6Produce a selection of fluent and coherent writing which develops, sustains, and structures ideasY
914793ASInt4Develop an informed understanding of literature and/or language using critical textsY
914763ASInt3Create and deliver a fluent and coherent oral text which develops, sustains, and structures ideasY
Optional Menu:
914743ASExt4Respond critically to significant aspects of unfamiliar written texts through close reading, supported by evidenceY
914773ASInt3Create a fluent and coherent visual text which develops, sustains, and structures ideas using verbal and visual languageY
914783ASInt4Respond critically to significant connections across texts, supported by evidenceY
914803ASInt3Respond critically to significant aspects of visual and/or oral text(s) through close reading, supported by evidenceY
Total:According to selection

Level 3 English

Course Title: English

Course NCEA Level(s): 3

Course Code: ENG302

Course Aim and Description:

This course aims to promote the study, use, and enjoyment of the English language and its literature, communicated orally, visually, and in writing, for a range of purposes and audiences and in a variety of text forms. By engaging with text based activities, students become increasingly skilled and sophisticated speakers and listeners, writers and readers, presenters and viewers.

This course will cover two strands:

  • making meaning of ideas or information they receive (Listening, Reading, and Viewing);
  • creating meaning for themselves or others (Speaking, Writing, and Presenting)

In English we offer a menu of internal and external standards. The teacher and student will select a programme that will best meet the needs, interests, career direction and talents of the student.