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