NCEA L2 English - The Road to Redemption

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr A. van der Velden

Recommended Prior Learning

It is recommended that you have completed Level 1 English and you have a genuine interest in visual texts.

ENGLISH 2R - The Road to Redemption

Have you ever done something you've regretted? Can we ever make up for our mistakes? Authors have been struggling with this concept for centuries. Think novels such as Crime and Punishment, Les Misérables and The Kite Runner. Think films such as The Shawshank Redemption, Atonement and Gran Torino. 

But why the fascination with this particular aspect of the human condition? This course looks at, and tries to answer the question: why are we so driven to redeem our mistakes?

Course Overview

Term 1
This term we explore the contexts of our course through a range of texts (both written and visual) to work on the personal reading standard and the writing portfolio.

Term 2
This term we focus on a literature study, as well as continuing to craft our writing portfolio work. We will also be closely reading a selection of unfamiliar texts, looking at how and why authors present key ideas.

Term 3
The focus this term will be on close viewing. You will have the opportunity to explore how film makers craft their work to obtain a desired result. We will also be practicing our literature essay writing skills, in preparation for the derived grade exams.

Term 4
Term 4 is all about revising for the final exams in November.

Learning Areas:

Languages - Ngā Reo, NCEA Level 2