NCEA L1 English - Lights, Camera, Action!

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. McLeod

Recommended Prior Learning

Open entry.

Lights, Camera, Action!

This course is designed to have a particular focus on visual and verbal modes of communication. This would suit students who like to learn through discussion and physical movement. Whether you see yourself as future company leader, actor, presenter, screen-writer, politician or artist, you will have the opportunity to develop the skills that will help you succeed. Whilst still developing core English skills, this course is for those who are willing to put themselves out of their comfort zone to find their creative voice.

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
Close Viewing and Speech

Term 2
Create a visual text and creative writing

Term 3
Unfamiliar texts: Deconstructing a range of different text types looking at purpose and ideas.
Visual Text Essay

Term 4
Revise, revise, revise.

Learning Areas:

Languages - Ngā Reo, NCEA Level 1, NCEA Level 1 Literacy Requirement

Career Pathways

Administration Officer, Receptionist, Advertising Specialist, Copywriter, Sales and Marketing Manager, Barrister, Editor, Solicitor, Judge, Personal Assistant, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Plasterer, Librarian, Library Assistant, Office Manager, Private Teacher/Tutor, Secondary School Teacher, Teacher Aide, Speech-Language Therapist, Telemarketer, Television Presenter, Tour Guide, Travel Agent/Adviser, Tyre Technician, Management Consultant, Network Administrator, Court Registry Officer, Marketing Specialist, Case Manager, Career Consultant, Security Consultant, Support Worker, Dairy Farm Assistant, Dairy Farm Manager, Sharemilker, Facilities Manager