Teacher in Charge: Mrs E. Lavey
This full year course further develops skills learnt in Year 9 in all six areas of the national curriculum: listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and presenting.
All Year 10 students will be assessed against the national standards in all six areas during the year. They will study a variety of written, visual and oral texts and develop a range of writing styles and deliver an oral presentation. Using language, symbols and text is central to this subject. We aim to provide each student with a course that will involve stimulating text and language studies.
The English Faculty also provides students with the opportunity to take part in co-curricular debating, writing club, film club, spoken word poetry and trips to the annual Auckland Writers’ Festival. Outside writers and story-tellers are encouraged to visit the school.
Some classes are streamed on the basis of student performance in Year 9. The teaching strategies used for each class are differentiated in order to extend those who are already working at or above Level 5 on the national curriculum and support those who are below the level to meet NCEA requirements in Year 11.
There are two summative assessments each term that contribute to Junior Graduation points and an end of year examination. Placement in differentiated Year 11 courses will rely on performance throughout the year as well as the end of year examination.