1ENGSB

L1 English: Survival - Semester B

Course Description

Level 1 English: Survival - Semester B

Deep dive into stories of survival against the odds. 

From Man vs Wild to Scott of the Antarctic!  From survival in the jungle to survival in the urban jungle follow along and see if you’ve got what it takes.  What choices would you have made in those same situations?  Should we all become Doomsday Preppers? Use your critical thinking skills to dismantle (or create your own) conspiracy theories.  

Standards listed below are subject to change and will be decided in collaboration with the students and their teacher at the beginning of the semester. Students will be offered 8-10 credits for this course. Students will also have the opportunity to take this course without an external exam if they choose. 

Students can take this course for both semesters. 


Prior Learning & Prerequisites

An enthusiasm for the outdoors and an eagerness to test your survival skills.

Pathway

Communication skills learned in English provide a solid foundation for all jobs and career pathways, but especially for careers in marketing, research, consultancy, journalism, management, human resources and trades. The survival theme will also spark interest for students looking at careers in conservation, research, environmental studies, history and the outdoors.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement, however, you will need to select both Semester A and B.

Total Credits Available: 14 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90052 v5
NZQA Info
English 1.4 - Produce creative writing
3
3
3
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90851 v2
NZQA Info
English 1.3 - Show understanding of significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, using supporting evidence
4
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90854 v2
NZQA Info
English 1.10 - Form personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence
4
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90855 v3
NZQA Info
English 1.7 - Create a visual text
3
3
3
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 14
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 14
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer

Selection of a course does not guarantee entry into the course. Courses may not run due to low numbers and timetable clashes may occur. In both of these situations, the student will be consulted about alternative courses during the Course Confirmation process.

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