ENG2W
This course requires 2 options.

NCEA L2 English - Who Cares About the Rules?

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. McLeod

Who cares about the rules?

Rules - we are surrounded by them. Do this, don't do this, and certainly don't do that. But are all rules useful? Are some meant to be broken? Who should decide the rules in the first place?

We know that society needs rules to function, but what happens if we change them or take them away completely? Will society continue to function?

This course focuses on texts (both written and visual) that look at the consequences of breaking the rules in a variety of contexts. It offers both internal and external assessments and will provide University Entrance Literacy.

This course incorporates research and analysis and develops writing skills over a number of different genres, reading for meaning and finally culminates in two external assessments.

The skills developed throughout the year will enable you to deepen both your written and oral communication skills as well as complement other level 2 subjects that involve researching and report writing. 

We will read Neal Shusterman's Scythe, William Golding's Lord of the Flies and George Orwell's 1984. We will also explore a range of short stories, poems and short films to help develop our theme.



Course Overview

Term 1
We begin the year with a focus on developing our theme and get stuck into both reading and writing activities. We will use our written and visual texts as prompts for our writing tasks so it is essential that you engage with the reading from the start of the year. The first few reading responses are due this term.

Term 2
We make connections this term as we start to draw the key themes and ideas from the texts we have been engaging in. We also complete the personal reading standard.

Term 3
This term we finish our writing portfolio and complete DGE exams.

Term 4
Revise, revise, revise as we get ready for our external assessment.

Recommended Prior Learning

It is recommended that you have completed Level 1 English and are a competent reader.

Pathway

English develops your thinking and communications skills which are all highly prized in the workplace. Many universities consider level 3 English a prerequisite.

Career Pathways

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91098 v3
NZQA Info
English 2.1 - Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91100 v2
NZQA Info
English 2.3 - Analyse significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, supported by evidence
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91101 v2
NZQA Info
English 2.4 - Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writing
6
6
6
6
6
6
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91104 v2
NZQA Info
English 2.7 - Analyse significant connections across texts, supported by evidence
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91106 v2
NZQA Info
English 2.9 - Form developed personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 22
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 22
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 18
Total Numeracy Credits: 0