Approx Cost:
$5.00 for class materials
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is essential for this course
Entry Recommendations:

This course is open entry.

Course Outline:

Love knowing what’s going on in the world and what can be done about it? This semester course focuses on teaching research literacy skills, by investigating controversial topics explored through the media and literature. Emphasis will be on how to use sources to effectively gain information whilst recognising bias and reliability. Students will have a choice as to whether they present their learnings through a written report or orally as a podcast, group presentation, radio programme or speech.


  • close reading
  • evaluating
  • formal writing
  • speaking and presenting skills

There is one internal NCEA assessment, including 4 literacy credits.


This course offers the same achievement standard:

  • 11ENO:  English in the Outdoors (Part 1)
Where Does It Lead:

ENW201, ENG201, ENH201 and ENS201 (if entry requirements are met for courses), ENO202, ENG202

For further information see:
Ms Lamont