NCEA Level 3 with Achievement Standards
At least 14 credits from L2 English with an "Achieved" grade,
preferably a "Merit" grade in AS 91099 Formal writing, and, at least an "Achieved" grade in two of the following: writing portfolio, extended text essay and close reading of texts.
Students work on comprehension and criticism of prose and poetry and research one literature topic. This research is presented to the class in a seminar. There is a choice of writing in a variety of styles.
Study of a Shakespearean play forms part of the course. Works of several major authors in different genres are studied, analysed and evaluated, as is a film.
AS 91475 - Writing portfolio - 6 credits
AS 91478 - Significant connections (research) - 4 credits
AS 91450 - Close viewing - 3 credits
AS 91476 - Seminar - 3 credits
AS 91472 - Written texts essay - 3 credits
AS 91474 - Close reading of unfamilar texts - 4 credits
Optional- Scholarship only
AS 91479 - Critical texts (research) - 4 credits
This course leads to tertiary studies