Level 2 English

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Baker

Recommended Prior Learning

NCEA level 1 English

Year 12 English is a course that allows students to gain level 2 UE literacy (5 reading and 5 writing credits).

4 - 12 credits are available externally. All three externals will be taught as they will form the basis for writing portfolio pieces and the connections standard. Students and the teacher will then decide which ones will be entered at the end of the year.

13-19 credits are available internally 

Course Overview

Term 1
Writing portfolio AS91101 (INTERNAL) first writing portfolio piece
Unfamiliar texts AS9100 (EXTERNAL) bi-weekly practice task
Film study AS 91099 (EXTERNAL)
Short story AS91098 (EXTERNAL)

Term 2
Writing portfolio AS91101 (INTERNAL) writing portfolio piece
Unfamiliar texts AS9100 (EXTERNAL) bi-weekly practice task
Close viewing AS91107 (INTERNAL)


Writing portfolio AS91101 (INTERNAL) writing portfolio piece
Short story AS91098 (EXTERNAL)

Term 3
Writing portfolio AS91101 (INTERNAL) writing portfolio piece
Unfamiliar texts AS9100 (EXTERNAL) bi-weekly practice task

Making connections AS91104 (INTERNAL)
Information literacy AS91105 (INTERNAL)

All internals due at end of term.

Term 4
Revision for external exams
Resit opportunities at the teacher's discretion

Speech AS91102 (INTERNAL)
Create a visual text AS91103 (INTERNAL)

Learning Areas:



Level 3 English

Career Pathways

Copywriter, Author, Journalist, Musician, Technical Writer, Insurance Adviser

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Course notes will be supplied. Google Classroom will be used for internal assessment submission and for sharing of notes and resources.

Pathway Tags

Trades, Armed Forces, Broadcaster, Reporter, Interpreter, Training Consultant, Librarian, Curator, Communications, Marketing Manager, Reviewer, Teacher, Editor, Lawyer, Publisher, Account Executive, Account Supervisor, Actor/actress, Administration, Administrative & Program Director, Administrative Assistant/Office Mgr., Advertising, Advertising Account Executive, Advertising Sales Representative, Announcer, Application Developer, Archivist, Area Coordinator, Assistant Account Executive, Assistant Editor/Production Editor, Associate Company Manager, Associate Director of Publicity, Associate Editor, Associate/Public Accountant, Attorney, Author, Bank Officer, Book Publisher, Bookstore manager, Broadcast Advertising Manager, Broadcasting, Business Operations Senior Planner, Buyer, Career Counselor, Certified Public Accountant, Child Care Specialist/Teacher, Columnist, Commodities Trader, Communication, Communication Skills Trainer, Communications Assistant, Community Affairs Specialist, Computer Manager/Consultant, Confidential Assistant Exec