NCEA Course Booklet


Year 12

201 English: Text and context

Prerequisites None.

The following Achievement Standards will generally be assessed: • AS 91098 (4 credits – external) Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s). • AS 91099 (4 credits – external) Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied visual text(s). • AS 91100 (4 credits – external) Analyse specified aspect(s) of unfamiliar written text(s). • AS 91101 (6 credits – internal) Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writing. • AS 91102 (3 credits – internal) Construct and deliver a crafted and controlled oral presentation. • AS 91105 (4 credit – internal) Use information literacy skills to form developed conclusion(s).

Exclusions Students can only take one Level 2 English course. Description This course examines literature as a product of its context. Classes will study different texts, drawing on the expertise of individual teachers and playing to the strengths of the students in the group, but all will spend time looking at the social and historical context in which a text is produced. Boys will be encouraged to investigate the concerns of a particular literary period or movement, and reflect on the power of literature to both reflect and also shape society. All classes will study a novel or extended written text, and a range of shorter written text and visual material. Assessment This course contributes towards NCEA Level 2, with between 18 and 23 credits. The specific standards may vary by class. The English department will discuss this with students who opt into 201 English.

NB: While English is optional at Years 12–13, students thinking about pursuing tertiary studies should bear in mind that NCEA Level 3 English is often an entry requirement into university courses – even in science-based disciplines like engineering or medicine. Students considering studying in England, Australia or the USA will need to complete Level 3 English as a university entrance requirement.

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