NCEA L1 - English with a Literacy Focus

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. McLeod

Literacy Focus

This course focuses on supporting students to successfully develop their literacy skills which are vital for success in the workplace. Fundamentally this course will explore the eight key strands of the English Curriculum around a range of visual and written texts that are relevant and contextualised and writing based on authentic contexts. This course focuses on developing programmes based on the individual needs of the student.

Assessment will be on a when-ready basis and will be targeted to student need and engagement. This course is not credit-focused, but rather will support and develop those students who may find English challenging. 

Please note that there are no external examinations in this course and it is not subject endorse-able. 

Course Overview

Term 1
Engaging in a range of texts and text types to develop our world view. Writing tasks will focus on core language skills.

Term 2
Contextualised writing tasks to develop critical thinking and engagement.

Term 3
Making connections - lots of the texts we engage with are developed around centralised ideas. We spend the term exploring these ideas and developing these connections.

Term 4
Finishing any outstanding work and using student voice to drive learning.

Recommended Prior Learning

Open entry based on teacher recommendation.


Successful completion of this course could lead on to further pathways in English.