Level 3 English

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms A. Wright

Level 3 English develops critical and analytical thinking skills around a range of written and visual texts. Students are assessed through both internal and external achievement standards. 10 credits are offered internally and students will choose between two of the three external standards on offer, which are worth 4 credits each. In special circumstances a student might attempt all three external papers.

Students may also opt into the English Scholarship programme, which involves additional tutorials throughout the year and a separate exam.

Entry Guidelines

A student should have a minimum of 14 credits from Level 2 English, including Achievement Standard 91101 (writing portfolio) and at least 4 credits from the external exam. Alternatively, entry may be granted at the discretion of the Head of Faculty.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91473 v1 English 3.2 - Respond critically to specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by evidence
4w *
A.S. 91474 v1 English 3.3 - Respond critically to significant aspects of unfamiliar written texts through close reading, supported by evidence
4r,4w *
A.S. 91475 v1 English 3.4 - Produce a selection of fluent and coherent writing which develops, sustains, and structures ideas
6w *
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: 18

* 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: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

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