English in Year 11
Credits achieved through a range of both internal and external assessments contribute towards NCEA at Level 1. Pupils study a range of short and long written, visual and oral texts; they also produce writing in a range of forms e.g. creative writing, film reviews, editorials, book reviews and articles. They also create a range of visual static and moving images based on their own reading.
English in Year 12
The Year 12 English course is compulsory for all students and can contribute further credits towards the NCEA at Levels 1 or 2. Depending upon credits achieved, students may qualify for entrance to University after Year 12 studies. Pupils continue to study a more sophisticated range of short and long written, visual and oral texts; they also produce writing in a range of forms e.g. creative writing, film reviews, editorials, book reviews and articles. They also produce a range of visual static and moving images based on their own reading.
We introduce Media Studies as an aspect of English in Year 12, and pupils develop skills in film-making and analysis.
English in Year 13
In Year 13, English students are able to gain further credits towards NCEA at Levels 1, 2 or 3. While the study of English at Year 13 is not compulsory, it remains a popular Level 3 choice. Level 3 offers the opportunity for a holistic study of language and literature and pupils can negotiate a combination of both internal and external standards.
All students are required to attend their form class at 8.40am. All new students are required to gather on the Jones Street field at 8.45am. A powhiri will be held at 9am for our new students, teachers and parents followed by assembly and then normal classes.
Important times during the school day:
School commences at 8.35am with form time.
School ends at 3.05pm.
There are 5 periods of 55 minutes.
We have breaks as below:
Our long break is between 10.55am and 11.45am.
Our shorter break is between 1.45pm and 2.05pm.
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