English

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

Level AS / US Int /

Ext

Credit Value Title of Standard Lit
90849 1 AS Ext 4 Show understanding of specified aspects of studies written texts, using supporting evidence. Y
90850 1 AS Ext 4 Show understanding of specified aspects of studied visual or oral texts, using supporting evidence Y
90052 1 AS Int 3 Produce creative writing Y
90856 1 AS Int 4 Show understanding of visual and/ or oral texts through close viewing and/ or listening, using supporting evidence Y
90855 1 AS Int 3 Create a visual text Y
90852 1 AS Int 4 Explain significant connections across texts, using supporting evidence Y
Option Menu:
90851 1 AS Ext 4 Show understanding of significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, using supporting evidence Y
90053 1 AS Int 3 Produce formal writing Y
90854 1 AS Int 4 Form personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence Y
90853 1 AS Int 4 Use information literacy skills to form conclusion(s) Y
90857 1 AS Int 3 Construct and deliver an oral text Y
Total According 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

Level AS / US Int /

Ext

Credit Value Title of Standard Lit
90850 1 AS Ext 4 Show understanding of specified aspects of studied visual or oral texts, using supporting evidence Y
90052 1 AS Int 3 Produce creative writing Y
90855 1 AS Int 3 Create a visual text Y
90853 1 AS Int 4 Use information literacy skills to form conclusion(s) Y
90857 1 AS Int 3 Construct and deliver an oral text Y
90854 1 AS Int 4 Form personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence Y
Option Menu:
90849 1 AS Ext 4 Show understanding of specified aspects of studies written texts, using supporting evidence. Y
90851 1 AS Ext 4 Show understanding of significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, using supporting evidence Y
90053 1 AS Int 3 Produce formal writing Y
90852 1 AS Int 4 Explain significant connections across texts, using supporting evidence Y
90856 1 AS Int 4 Show understanding of visual and/ or oral texts through close viewing and/ or listening, using supporting evidence Y
Total According 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

AS Int /

Ext

Credit Value Title of Standard Lit
90855 AS Int 3 Create a visual text Y
90853 AS Int 4 Use information literacy skills to form conclusion(s) Y
90857 AS Int 3 Construct and deliver an oral text Y
90854 AS Int 4 Form personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence Y
90856 AS Int 4 Show understanding of visual and/ or oral texts through close viewing and/ or listening, using supporting evidence Y
Option Menu:
90849 AS Ext 4 Show understanding of specified aspects of studies written texts, using supporting evidence. Y
90850 AS Ext 4 Show understanding of specified aspects of studied visual or oral texts, using supporting evidence Y
90851 AS Ext 4 Show understanding of significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, using supporting evidence Y
90053 AS Int 3 Produce formal writing Y
90852 AS Int 4 Explain significant connections across texts, using supporting evidence Y
90052 AS Int 3 Produce creative writing Y
Total According 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

Level AS / US Int /

Ext

Credit Value Title of Standard Lit
91098 2 AS Ext 4 Analyse specific aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence. Y
91099 2 AS Ext 4 Analyse specific aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by evidence. Y
91101 2 AS Int 6 Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writing Y
91105 2 AS Int 4 Use information literacy skills to form developed conclusion(s) Y
91106 2 AS Int 4 Form developed personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence Y
Option Menu:
91102 2 AS Int 3 Construct and deliver a crafted and controlled oral text Y
91103 2 AS Int 3 Create a crafted and controlled visual and verbal text Y
91104 2 AS Int 4 Analyse significant connections across texts, supported by evidence Y
91107 2 AS Int 3 Analyse aspects of visual and/or oral text(s) through close viewing and/or listening, supported by evidence Y
91100 2 AS Ext 4 Analyse significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, supported by evidence Y
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

AS Int /

Ext

Credit Value Title of Standard Lit
91099 AS Ext 4 Analyse specific aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by evidence. Y
91101 AS Int 6 Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writing Y
91107 AS Int 3 Analyse aspects of visual and/or oral text(s) through close viewing and/or listening, supported by evidence Y
91106 AS Int 4 Form developed personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence Y
91102 AS Int 3 Construct and deliver a crafted and controlled oral text Y
91104 AS Int 4 Analyse significant connections across texts, supported by evidence Y
Option Menu:
91098 AS Ext 4 Analyse specific aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence. Y
91100 AS Ext 4 Analyse significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, supported by evidence Y
91103 AS Int 3 Create a crafted and controlled visual and verbal text Y
91105 AS Int 4 Use 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

AS Int /

Ext

Credit Value Title of Standard Lit
Level 1 AS Int 10 English Level 1 standards to ensure Literacy before continuing with Level 2 towards University Entrance Literacy Y
91102 AS Int 3 Construct and deliver a crafted and controlled oral text Y
91103 AS Int 3 Create a crafted and controlled visual and verbal text Y
91104 AS Int 4 Analyse significant connections across texts, supported by evidence Y
91107 AS Int 3 Analyse aspects of visual and/or oral text(s) through close viewing and/or listening, supported by evidence Y
Option Menu:
91098 AS Ext 4 Analyse specific aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence. Y
91099 AS Ext 4 Analyse specific aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by evidence. Y
91100 AS Ext 4 Analyse significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, supported by evidence Y
91101 AS Int 6 Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writing Y
91105 AS Int 4 Use information literacy skills to form developed conclusion(s) Y
91106 AS Int 4 Form developed personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence Y
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 Offered Level AS Int / Ext Credit Value Title of Standard Lit
91472 3 AS Ext 4 Respond critically to specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence Y
91473 3 AS Ext 4 Respond critically to specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by evidence Y
91475 3 AS Int 6 Produce a selection of fluent and coherent writing which develops, sustains, and structures ideas Y
91479 3 AS Int 4 Develop an informed understanding of literature and/or language using critical texts Y
91476 3 AS Int 3 Create and deliver a fluent and coherent oral text which develops, sustains, and structures ideas Y
Optional Menu:
91474 3 AS Ext 4 Respond critically to significant aspects of unfamiliar written texts through close reading, supported by evidence Y
91477 3 AS Int 3 Create a fluent and coherent visual text which develops, sustains, and structures ideas using verbal and visual language Y
91478 3 AS Int 4 Respond critically to significant connections across texts, supported by evidence Y
91480 3 AS Int 3 Respond critically to significant aspects of visual and/or oral text(s) through close reading, supported by evidence Y
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.

Alert Level 3

We will be Alert Level 3 from Tuesday 21 September at 11.59. Only children of essential workers may start attending school.