NCEA Level 2 English (Tupaia) 201
Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Edgecombe
English (Tupaia) 201
Tihei mauri ora! This course will help you to make strong connections between texts and contexts. In Tupaia English, you will strengthen your reading skills, and compile a portfolio of your own writing over the course of the year. Much of the content covered in Tupaia English is sourced from Māori and Pasifika settings and writers. This class also adopts elements of Māori and Pasifika tikanga in its day-by-day operation. Have a kōrero with your English teacher or Mr Edgecombe to find out more.
Study of short literary texts, as well as a film study. The term will conclude with an internally assessed close viewing analysis, based on the film study in class.
This term will involve a Shakespeare study, while also making time for writing, as well as the development of close reading skills. The Shakespeare study will culminate in an internally assessed written essay.
In Term 3, students will complete and submit a portfolio of writing for internal assessment. The term will also include a novel study in order to build students' complex reading skills, and to prepare them for the November exam.
Revision for the NCEA exam in November.
Recommended Prior Learning
12 or more Level 1 English achievement standard credits, or by negotiation with the HOD English.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
It is possible that this course will offer an opportunity to visit Parihaka, along with students who take Year 12 History. Opportunities to attend theatrical productions may present themselves from time to time, incurring a small cost. You will need a folder and refill, or exercise book, for using alongside your device.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.
Term: 3, Week: 5
Term: 1, Week: 11
Term: 2, Week: 8