L1 English

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr D. Shefferd.

Tēnā koe. Nau mai ki tēnei kaupapa pai.  

Welcome to NCEA Level One Ignārihi / English. This course builds on the capabilities established in the Year Nine and Ten programmes. At the same time, it lays the foundation for success in this subject at higher levels of study. The NCEA Level One Ingārihi / English programme enables students to attain a range of standards across internal and external assessments.  

English is the study, use, and enjoyment of the English language, communicated orally, visually, and in writing, for a range of purposes and audiences and in a variety of forms. It is creative and critical, receptive and productive. In Aotearoa New Zealand, the study of English incorporates mātauranga Māori and considers our place in the Pacific.

The Learning Area's whakataukī is:

Ko te reo te tuakiri
Ko te reo tōku ahurei
Ko te reo te ora

Language is my identity
Language is my uniqueness
Language is life

In English you will continue to develop your oral, reading, written, and visual language capabilities. You will study a range of texts and write in a range of styles.  

Required Prior Learning

To qualify for this course, students need to attain two out of three Common Assessment Tasks and one written task in the Year 10 examination.