Level One English


NCEA Level 1 with Achievement Standards

Entry Requirement

Year 10 English results of at least “Achieved” in reading, writing, literature studies, speaking and research is highly recommended.

One class at this level will be given the option of some extension particularly in language, creative writing and speech.  Selection for the class will be dependent upon Year 10 English results, a special ability and motivation in English as identified by teachers, parents and students, and a recommendation by the Head of Department and/or Senior Management, according to the above criteria.



Course Outline

The programme covers film study, creative writing, formal writing, reading skills, the study of literature in a range of genres and a research report.  Extension English uses more challenging texts and one extra assessment: AS 90852 - Significant Connections.


Level 1 NCEA requires the achievement of at least 10 credits for Literacy.



AS 90053 - Formal writing - 3 credits

AS 90853 - Research - 4 credits

AS 90854 - Wide Reading - 4 credits

AS 90856 - Close viewing - 3 credits

AS 90857 - Oral Presentation - 3 credits

AS 90852 - Significant Connections (Level 1 extension only) - 4 credits


AS 90849- Written texts essay - 4 credits

AS 90850 - Film Essay - 4 credits



Where Does It Lead

L2 English


Further Information

Mr Brent Ford HOD