Garin College Garin College

Level 2 English

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: A. Wright.

Entry Guidelines

The best preparation for this course is English Level 1. 14 Level 1 English credits, of which a minimum of 4 are achieved externally, is a good indication that this course is suitable for a student. 

Our NCEA Level 2 English course develops skills in crafted writing and close reading and viewing, with a particular focus on critical analysis. Successful completion of this course will contribute to University Entrance Literacy requirements. The Writing Portfolio achievement standard provides the required UE Literacy writing credits. 10 credits are offered internally and 8 credits externally. 

Students may also opt into the English Scholarship programme, which involves additional tutorials throughout the year and a separate exam, that will most likely take place at the end of Year 13.




Level 3 English

ENG2 is recommended for students with a university pathway. ENG2 is the best opportunity to get University Entrance Literacy credits.

Career Pathways

Actuary, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Archivist, Librarian, Library Assistant, Elected Government Representative, Policy Analyst, Advertising Specialist, Recruitment Consultant, Marketing Specialist, Interpreter, Early Childhood Teacher, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Primary School Teacher, Kaiwhakaako Māori, Translator, Tertiary Lecturer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Secondary School Teacher, Teacher Aide, Film and Video Editor, Communications Professional, Radio Presenter, Television Presenter, Actor, Copywriter, Author, Journalist, Technical Writer, Editor, Legal Executive

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery


An individual course will only run if sufficient students are accepted into the course.

All approvals for courses through this system are subject to satisfactory achievement in remaining internal standards and external examinations. Course Confirmation Day will run at the start of next year, where final approval for each course will be confirmed.