L2 English: Identity - Semester A

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss L. Harris

Level 2 English: Identity - Semester A

“One of the first things I think young people, especially nowadays, should learn is how to see for yourself and listen for yourself and think for yourself.”

Malcolm X

Students should take this course if they want to engage with different perspectives of the world and the unique individuals who populate it. Students will navigate their own whakapapa and the whakapapa of others, explore culture and colonisation, and discover how places and peoples have been represented in literature. Students will dive deep into themes of social justice, cultural diversity and identity. Students will journey contexts from Aotearoa and the Pacific Islands out into the wider world including voices from Black Lives Matter and LGBTQI+ movements. Students should take this course if they want to think independently, gain confidence in their sense of self, and learn to share and communicate their experiences with others.

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 can take this course for both semesters. 


L3 English - Semester A, L3 English - Semester B

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 identity theme will also spark interest for students looking at careers in the legal profession, politics, social work and community outreach.

Prior Learning & Prerequisites

An open mind.

Credit Information

This course is approved for University Entrance however, you will need to select both Semester A and B.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91101 v2 English 2.4 - Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writing
A.S. 91106 v2 English 2.9 - Form developed personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Pathway Tags

Minister of Religion, Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Case Manager, Career Consultant, Community Development Worker, Early Childhood Teacher, Counsellor, Community Karitane, Health Care Assistant, Youth Worker, Teacher Aide, Support Worker, Paramedic, Pathologist, Police Officer, Emergency Management Officer, Diver, Corrections Officer, Forensic Scientist, Firefighter, Fishery Officer, Funeral Director/Embalmer, Health and Safety Inspector, Security Officer/Guard, Parking Officer, Probation Officer, Intelligence Officer

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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.