English Level 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs C. Hurley

Recommended Prior Learning

Recommendation of the class teacher and HOD. Students in this course will be working at the top of Level 5 (5A) or Level 6 on the NZ Curriculum in English.

English Level 1

This course covers a variety of English skills and texts. It creates a pathway for those students who wish to take English on to Level 3. Students are expected to enter for the two external standards and then a selection of at least three internal standards in negotiation with their class teacher. 

The externally assessed topics are (you will choose at least 2):
AS 90849 Written Texts
AS 90850 Visual Texts
AS 90851 Unfamiliar Texts 

The internally assessed topics are(you will choose at least 3):
AS 90052 Creative Writing Or AS 90053 Formal Writing 
AS 90853 Research Report 
AS 90854 Reading Responses 
AS 90856 Close Viewing of Film 
AS 90857 Speech 
AS 90855 Static Image 
AS 90852 Connections Across Texts 

Learning Areas:



English Level 2

Career Pathways

Signmaker, Management Consultant, Urban/Regional Planner, Emergency Management Officer, Journalist, Technical Writer, Legal Executive, Solicitor, Systems Administrator, Copywriter, Human Resources Adviser, Barrister, Author

Assessment Information Students will be given the option to tailor the course to their individual assessment plan.
Pathway Tags

Trades, Armed Forces, Broadcaster, Reporter, Interpreter, Training Consultant, Librarian, Curator, Communications, Marketing Manager, Reviewer, Teacher, Editor, Lawyer, Publisher, Account Executive, Account Supervisor, Actor/actress, Administration, Administrative & Program Director, Administrative Assistant/Office Mgr., Advertising, Advertising Account Executive, Advertising Sales Representative, Announcer, Application Developer, Archivist, Area Coordinator, Assistant Account Executive, Assistant Editor/Production Editor, Associate Company Manager, Associate Director of Publicity, Associate Editor, Associate/Public Accountant, Attorney, Author, Bank Officer, Book Publisher, Bookstore manager, Broadcast Advertising Manager, Broadcasting, Business Operations Senior Planner, Buyer, Career Counselor, Certified Public Accountant, Child Care Specialist/Teacher, Columnist, Commodities Trader, Communication, Communication Skills Trainer, Communications Assistant, Community Affairs Specialist, Computer Manager/Consultant, Confidential Assistant Exec


Courses outlined will only be available if sufficient students wish to take them AND appropriate staff are available to teach them. Courses that do not run may be offered through distance learning and be supported by the Distance Learning Department.