NCEA Course Booklet

Year 12

202 English: English and the Contemporary World

Prerequisites Completion of a Diploma Prep course in English or a high literacy subject in the Humanities, reaching the minimum level of Stage 3 is strongly recommended for study of English at NCEA. Students not meeting these requirements should speak to the HoD to discuss suitability of enrolment in this course. Exclusions Students can only take one Level 2 English course. Description In this more visual and media-based course, classes will interrogate the portrayal of ideas, cultures and values of our contemporary society through film and written texts.. This conceptual focus allows students to think about the wider relevance of literature and develop connections between text and context, and to explore the power of literature and media to shape the society in which it is constructed.

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 202 English. 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 91102 (3 credits – internal) Construct and deliver a crafted and controlled oral presentation. • AS 91105 (4 credits – internal) Use information literacy skills to form developed conclusion(s). • AS 91107 (3 credits – internal) Analyse aspects of visual text through close viewing.


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