Tawa College Tawa College

NCEA Level 2 English (Literary) 201

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs B. Sheridan.

Recommended Prior Learning

12 or more credits in Level 1 English achievement standards, or at the discretion of the Head of the English Department.

English (Literary) 201

This course will help you to make strong connections between texts and contexts. You will develop stronger reading skills, compile a portfolio of your own writing over the course of the year, have an encounter with Shakespeare's plays, and sharpen your close viewing skills with a film study. Other text studies in this course will include a focus on poems and/or short stories, as well as a novel.

Course Overview

Term 1
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.

Term 2
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.

Term 3
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.

Term 4
Revision for the NCEA exam in November.

Learning Areas:



NCEA Level 3 English 301

Career Pathways

Copywriter, Author, Minister of Religion, Journalist, Technical Writer, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Radio Presenter, Media Producer, Policy Analyst, Youth Worker

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There are no scheduled trips, but opportunities to attend theatrical productions or other events 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.