Where Knowledge Meets Scholarship
- Learning Area:
- NCEA Level 2, NCEA Level 3 & Scholarship
- Course Endorsement:
- University Approved Subject?:
- Approx Cost:
- Technology Requirements:
- A laptop is essential for this course
- Entry Recommendations:
Year 12: It is expected that students have at least 6 credits from Level 1 English Achievement Standards, alternatively they can discuss their suitability with the HOLA.
Year 13: It is expected that students have at least 10 credits from Level 2 English Achievement Standards, alternatively they can discuss their suitability with the HOLA.
As this is an academic course, it is expected that students choosing this course will be perceptive, articulate, and accurate writers, and readers.
- Course Outline:
“Originality is the essence of true scholarship. Creativity is the soul of the true scholar.” Nnamdi Azikiwe
Do you have opinions? Enjoy a good debate? Are you an avid consumer of literature of all types? Here is your chance to think outside the square. This course is all about you.
An academic, multi-level Level 2 and Level 3 course, Where Knowledge Meets Scholarshipaims to introduce, prepare, and guide you to success in the English Scholarship examination.
Your critical thinking skills will be extended through the examination and connections between unfamiliar texts.
You will demonstrate your expertise in a preferred genre: novels, films, short stories, podcasts, drama, interactive texts, television series, Shakespeare, or non-fiction.
You will explore intertextuality (connections) between literature selected from a wide range of genres: what these texts have to say about how literature explores what it is to be human and the place of literature in our lives.
There will be great flexibility in the course, determined largely by your choices and your strengths. You will be assessed in a variety of internal and external NCEA English Achievement Standards drawing on the texts you have selected.
This course includes 3 internal and 3 external Achievement Standards.
- Where Does It Lead:
Year 13 English ENW301, ENF301, ENA301, ENR001 and ENG301/Scholarship English. For those in Year 13, University – many courses require NCEA Level 3 English as a prerequisite (refer to Careers information).
- For further information see:
- Mrs Litten
In Year 9 students start the first year of their two year junior programme. Year 9 consists of two semesters (half year-long) with a combination of compulsory courses and option courses chosen by the students.
In Year 9 students will take 12 semester (half-year) courses that include:
a) Compulsory Courses - 2 semesters of Health & PE, Mathematics, Science, and one Semester of English and Social Studies. (the reverse happens in Year 10, the second year of the junior programme).
b) Option Courses - Four semesters of option courses (note: students choose 5 option courses in Year 10, the second year of the junior programme).
Year 10 students study five compulsory courses (English, Mathematics, Health & Physical Education, Science and Social Sciences) and six semester (half year) options (see individual course details). You can choose to do one semester course from a subject area eg: Drama - Part 1 or take two semester courses from a subject area, which is equivalent to a whole year course eg: Drama Part - 1 and Drama - Part 2. Pathways for all course at all levels are summarised on the Course Planning Chart.
A few Year 10 semester two courses require you to complete semester one first, before doing semester two.
Students won't be gaining Level 1 NCEA in Year 11. There will be up to one internal NCEA assessment per semester course, giving students the opportunity to gain approximately 45 credits but not the 80 needed for Level 1 NCEA. Some assessments maybe at Level 2 NCEA. These internal assessments will expose students to the way different subject areas assess NCEA in preparation for Year 12 and the completion of Level 2 NCEA.
Year 12 students study six year-long courses (see individual course details and Course Planning Chart). There are no compulsory courses, however, English and Mathematics are strongly recommended.
Students have the option of studying five courses. In such cases, students will be placed in the Independent Learning Project (ILP001) course, in addition to their five courses, so that they can be mentored and have their progress monitored.
Year 13 students study five year-long courses (see individual course details and Course Planning Chart) and have an Independent Study (IST). A sixth course can be selected in place of IST. Students have the option of studying four courses. In such cases, students will be placed in the Independent Learning Project (ILP001) course, in addition to their four courses, so that they can be mentored and have their progress monitored.
For students that are intending to gain University Entrance it is strongly recommended that they select at least four University Entrance approved courses. Refer to individual course details to check if a course is a University Entrance approved subject
Year 13 (IST) is independent, unsupervised learning that can take place at school or at home. Students are responsible for managing their work during this time.