ENG1D

NCEA L1 English - Divide and Conquer

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. McLeod

Divide and conquer - 

This course will explore humanity’s desire to conquer and rule over others. Are we then merely puppets controlled by the powerful elite? Through this course we explore issues such as identity, rebellion and the corrupting influence of power. These ideas are ageless and are presented in texts from Malorie Blackman’s Noughts and Crosses to Divergent. Are you ready to peel away the veneer of power controlling you?


English as a subject area focuses on the two key strands – making meaning and creating meaning. We focus on communication through a range of texts and mediums to reflect societal changes and 21st Century learning foci. English encompasses learning the language, using the language and thinking beyond the language through authentic learning contexts.

Specifically, this involves learners being willing to have their ideas challenged; to developing their own ideas and opinions through critical literacy and working on the skills required to be confident using their own personal voice.


Course Overview

Term 1
We start the year by setting up the context of our theme and get stuck into our first text. We set up our personal reading focus and start looking at a related research assessment.

Term 2
This term we finish our research assessment and engage in our second text.

Term 3
We make connections between our texts this term and get ready for our derived grade exams.

Term 4
Revise, revise, revise. This very short term is all about getting ready for our external assessments.

Recommended Prior Learning

Open entry.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90849 v3
NZQA Info
English 1.1 - Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), using supporting evidence
4
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90850 v4
NZQA Info
English 1.2 - Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), using supporting evidence
4
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90852 v2
NZQA Info
English 1.8 - Explain significant connection(s) across texts, using supporting evidence
4
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90853 v2
NZQA Info
English 1.9 - Use information literacy skills to form conclusion(s)
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90854 v2
NZQA Info
English 1.10 - Form personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence
4
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 20
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0