L3 English - Semester B

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss L. Harris

Level 3 English - Semester B

Pick your literary poison!

This course is the Mount Everest of Kaipara College English courses - you have prepared for four and a half years to take your final semester of English at high school! This course is all about ‘literature’. What exactly is  ‘literature’? Who decides what is and what is not literature? What does it teach us and why are there so many university courses dedicated to it? This semester is about preparing students for university-style English study which is beneficial whether the plan is a degree in English or some other major. If you are passionate about English, it will also be helpful to build robust communication skills for students, no matter what your tertiary plans are. 

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. 

English is a UE Approved subject. In order to gain 14 credits, students will need to take both Semesters One and Two.

Prior Learning & Prerequisites

Completion of the first semester of this course.

Credit Information

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

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. 91472 v1 English 3.1 - Respond critically to specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence
4r,4w *
A.S. 91479 v1 English 3.8 - Develop an informed understanding of literature and/or language using critical texts
4r *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 8

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 8 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.

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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.