WHY STUDY ENGLISH:     ENGLISH – Subject Presentation

 English  Type  Number of Credits
Internal
 Number of Credits
External
 Total Number of
Credits
Level 1 – Core Achievement 16 8 24
Level 1 – Applied Achievement & Unit
Standards (set of 3)
10 Unit Standards
10 Achievement Standards
4 24
Level 2
– Advanced

– Core
– Applied
Achievement 16 8 24
Level 3   Achievement 16 8 24
LEVEL 1

A.S. 90849  4 cr English 1.1 – Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), using supporting evidence – External
A.S. 90850  4 cr English 1.2 – Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), using supporting evidence – External
A.S. 90852  4 cr English 1.8 – Explain significant connection(s) across texts, using supporting evidence
A.S. 90053  3 cr English 1.5 – Produce formal writing
A.S. 90853  4 cr English 1.9 – Use information literacy skills to form conclusion(s)
A.S. 90854  4 cr English 1.10 – Form personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence
A.S. 90855  3 cr English 1.7 – Create a visual text
A.S. 90856  3 cr English 1.11 – Show understanding of visual and/or oral text(s) through close viewing and/ or listening, using supporting evidence
A.S. 90857  3 cr English 1.6 – Construct and deliver an oral text

UNIT STANDARDS 
U.S. 26622  4 cr Write to communicate ideas for a purpose and audience
U.S. 26624  3 cr Read texts with understanding
U.S. 26625  3 cr Actively participate in spoken interactions

LEVEL 2

A.S. 91098  4 cr English 2.1 – Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence – External
A.S. 91099  4 cr English 2.2 – Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by evidence -External
A.S. 91101  6 cr English 2.4 – Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writing
A.S. 91102  3 cr English 2.5 – Construct and deliver a crafted and controlled oral text
A.S. 91103  3 cr English 2.6 – Create a crafted and controlled visual and verbal text
A.S. 91105  4 cr English 2.8 – Use information literacy skills to form developed conclusion(s)
A.S. 91106  4 cr English 2.9 – Form developed personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence
A.S. 91107  3 cr English 2.10 – Analyse aspects of visual and/or oral text(s) through close viewing and/or listening, supported by evidence

LEVEL 3

A.S. 91472  4 cr English 3.1 – Respond critically to specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence – External
A.S. 91473  4 cr English 3.2 – Respond critically to specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by evidence – External
A.S. 91475  6 cr English 3.4 – Produce a selection of fluent and coherent writing which develops, sustains, and structures ideas
A.S. 91476  3 cr English 3.5 – Create and deliver a fluent and coherent oral text which develops, sustains, and structures ideas
A.S. 91477  3 cr English 3.6 – Create a fluent and coherent visual text which develops, sustains, and structures ideas using verbal and visual language
A.S. 91479  4 cr English 3.8 – Develop an informed understanding of literature and/or language using critical texts
A.S. 91480  3 cr English 3.9 – Respond critically to significant aspects of visual and/or oral text(s) through close reading, supported by evidence


DRAMA – Courses are available in Years 12 & 13

Drama  Type  Number of Credits
Internal
 Number of Credits
External
 Total Number of
Credits
 Level 2  Achievement 13 8 21
Level 3 Achievement  13 8 21
LEVEL 2

A.S. 91216   4 cr  Drama 2.4 – Use complex performance skills associated with a drama or theatre form or period
A.S. 91213   4 cr  Drama 2.1 – Apply drama techniques in a scripted context
A.S. 91214   5 cr  Drama 2.2 – Devise and perform a drama to realise an intention
A.S. 91215   4 cr  Drama 2.3 – Discuss a drama or theatre form or period with reference to a text – External
A.S. 91219   4 cr  Drama 2.7 – Discuss drama elements, techniques, conventions and technologies within live performance – External

LEVEL 3

A.S. 91515   4 cr  Drama 3.4 – Select and use complex performance skills associated with a drama form or period
A.S. 91512   4 cr  Drama 3.1 – Interpret scripted text to integrate drama techniques in performance
A.S. 91513   5 cr  Drama 3.2 – Devise and perform a drama to realise a concept
A.S. 91514   4 cr  Drama 3.3 – Interpret a text from a prescribed playwright to demonstrate knowledge of a theatre form or period – External
A.S. 91518   4 cr  Drama 3.7 – Demonstrate understanding of live drama performance – External

 


MEDIA STUDIES – Courses are available in Years 12 & 13

Media Studies  Type  Number of Credits
Internal
 Number of Credits
External
 Total Number of
Credits
 Level 2  Achievement 17  4 21
Level 3 Achievement 19 4 23
LEVEL 2

A.S. 91249 4 cr Media Studies 2.2 – Demonstrate understanding of narrative in media texts
A.S. 91250 3 cr Media Studies 2.3 – Demonstrate understanding of representation in the media
A.S. 91251 4 cr Media Studies 2.4 – Demonstrate understanding of an aspect of a media genre – External
A.S. 91252 4 cr Media Studies 2.5 – Produce a design and plan for a developed media product using a range of conventions
A.S. 91253 6 cr Media Studies 2.6 – Complete a developed media product from a design and plan using a range of conventions

LEVEL 3

A.S. 91490 4 cr Media Studies 3.1 – Demonstrate understanding of an aspect of a media industry – External
A.S. 91492 3 cr Media Studies 3.3 – Demonstrate understanding of the media representation of an aspect of New Zealand culture or society
A.S. 91494 4 cr Media Studies 3.5 – Produce a design for a media product that meets the requirements of a brief
A.S. 91495 6 cr Media Studies 3.6 – Produce a media product to meet the requirements of a brief
A.S. 91496 3 cr Media Studies 3.7 – Demonstrate understanding of a significant development in the media
A.S. 91497 3 cr Media Studies 3.8 – Write a media text to meet the requirements of a brief

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ENGLISH

What is English about?
English is about connecting with others and their ideas and communicating our own.
English is about exploring our identities and building relationships.
English is about finding and nurturing a voice to tell our stories and developing an ear to hear the stories of others. In doing so, we begin to understand where and how we all belong.
As our ideas meet and merge with new ideas, magic happens.

Purpose: Why study English?
English offers the freedom to explore
English gives us the freedom to travel to other places, discover other cultures, and visit other times. We explore learning through a wide range of experiences and often choose what and how we learn. This makes it enjoyable.

English fosters creativity
English enables us to enter new worlds. We can use our imagination to interpret and visualise these worlds, and they provide windows through which we can view our own world.
English develops creative thinking. It encourages us to use our imaginations both when we interpret texts and when we create our own. This process is challenging and satisfying. English gives us a voice.

English enables learning
English develops the skills and communication competencies we need to access and engage with learning across the curriculum.
Through studying English, we work out how to understand and ask questions of ourselves, of other people, and of texts.
We learn to consider other ideas and to form and express our own. We broaden our experience and our perspectives. English opens our eyes to limitless possibilities.

English develops thinking
English gives us the skills we need to take a stand – to research, evaluate information, think, justify, argue an opinion, and share it with confidence.
English helps us to become critical thinkers and make better sense of the world around us. It enables us to become “confident, connected, and actively involved” in our communities.
We learn how to use language more powerfully, and how to have our say through written, spoken, and visual language.
We critique personal, local, and global issues so that we can understand, comment on, and ultimately control the direction of our lives.

English promotes participation
Through studying English, we learn how to contribute with respect, and we learn to value our own voice, and the voices of others.
We listen to the stories of others, and we tell our own stories from our own experiences, values, beliefs, whakapapa, languages, culture, and wairua.
When these are validated in the context of our learning, we learn what makes us unique. We also learn how to connect with others, how to find common ground, and how to celebrate difference. English gives us confidence.

Teacher  Responsibilities  E-mail
Mrs. N. Faitala Head of Department  natalief@wesley.school.nz
Ms. L. Manoa  Assistant HOD laviniam@wesley.school.nz
Mrs. C. Saunders Teacher charlottes@wesley.school.nz 
Mrs. A. Tangi Teacher  anat@wesley.school.nz
Miss S. Jones  Teacher  sophiej@wesley.school.nz
Mr. T. Fisher Teacher / Drama timf@wesley.school.nz

Resources: English Curriculum