Tawa College Tawa College

NCEA Level 2 English (Visual) 201

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs B. Sheridan.

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 11 English.

English (Visual) 201

In this course, you will study written and visual literary texts and develop your writing, reading, viewing and speaking skills. A film study will form a significant part of the course. You will also get the chance to strengthen you research and critical thinking skills in the context of an investigation into language or literature. Learning how to compare and make connections between different texts will be a major part of this course. If you take this course, you will be entered into one external achievement standard, with the option of entering a second if you wish to.

Course Overview

Term 1
A major part of Term 1 will be a class film study, concluding with an internally assessed film analysis task.

Term 2
Text studies.

Term 3
Further text studies, which will prepare students for the internally assessed connections essay due later in the term. This term will also include a student investigation into an aspect of language or literature, developing students' research and close reading skills in the process.

Term 4
Revision for the NCEA exam in November.

Learning Areas:



NCEA Level 3 English 301, NCEA Level 3 Sustainable Projects 301

Career Pathways

Artistic Director, Minister of Religion, Journalist, Radio Presenter, Media Producer, 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 to have an exercise book, or folder and refill, for using alongside your device.