Welcome to English
What’s black and white and red all over? A. A newspaper; B. A novel; C. A student’s essay.
Yes: it’s C! The Senior English Department takes great pride in giving valuable written feedback, via its red biro brigade, to students on all aspects of their work, because we want students to build on their learning and really engage with their work. We offer not only challenging lessons with a variety of activities, but tutorials, Saturday English practice examinations and Period 6 Wednesday help. What is covered is similar in NCEA Levels 1-3: Reading: researching, reading for enjoyment, analysing, looking at range of texts. Writing: in a range of styles on a variety of contemporary topics. Viewing: films, advertisements, static images. Presenting: making connections between texts.