ENGLISH AND MEDIA STUDIES

English helps you to find a voice to tell your stories; a voice that can be creative, critical and inspirational. We want you to extend your imagination through language and literature of all kinds and to become sophisticated speakers and writers. English connects you to a world of ideas through a range of cultural literature that challenges them to think about their own sense of identity, their relationships with others and their place in the world. Through English, you will be able to unlock the skills that enable you to successfully participate in the social, cultural, and political life of New Zealand and the wider world.

LEVEL 1

​English Through Issues

This course is designed for students who are interested in how writers and film makers express world issues. You will cover a range of writing both creative and formal. You will also look at interesting and thought provoking texts ranging from short stories through to film.

You will have the opportunity to follow a personal interest through a range of texts.

Entry Requirements: No entry requirements
Leads to: Level 2 English
Teacher in Charge: Mrs K Bain

English and Me

This course is designed for students who need to improve their English language skills in order to achieve in other learning areas as well as achieving Level 1 Literacy. The course will also develop writing skills across a number of high interest different text types. 

If students need to take this course, they and their family will have a meeting with the SENCO or HOD English.

Entry Requirements: No entry requirements
Leads to: Level 2 English
Teacher in Charge: Mrs K Bain

English Through Diversity

This course is for students who are interested in voices from different cultures. You will explore films, poems, stories and songs from Maori, Pasifika, European and other writers and film directors, and discuss the issues raised. You will have the opportunity to develop your own voice through different genres of writing and speaking.

Entry Requirements: No entry requirements
Leads to: Level 2 English
Teacher in Charge: Mrs K Bain

LEVEL 1/2

Introduction to Academic English

This course is designed to help multilingual students develop and learn academic English. If you are fluent in a language other than English, and you would like to improve your knowledge of academic English, this is the course for you. This course offers mainly internal standards, and it is open to students taking Level 1 or Level 2. If you are doing Level 1, you will be able to gain your Level 1 literacy from this class. If you are doing Level 2, you will be able to gain your UE literacy from this class. It is meant to be a stepping stone on your way to becoming more confident using English in school settings. He karanga hōki tēnei ki ngā kaikōrero o te reo Māori!

Entry Requirements: No entry requirements
Leads to: Level 2/3 English or tertiary studies
Teacher in Charge: Mrs M Beatty

English and World Issues

This course is designed for students who have good ability and confidence in English and who may aim to advance to Level 3 in the subject. The course will allow students to explore a range of relevant and engaging issues such as corporate greed, oppression of women and strong women role models. These issues will be studied through the genre of film, song lyrics, poetry and Ted Talks. It also allows students to research an issue that they feel passionate about, e.g. climate change, women’s rights or global issues.

Entry Requirements: Completed 10 Level 1 English Achievement credits including either Formal or Creative Writing
Leads to: Level 3 English
Teacher in Charge: Mrs K Bain

English and Society

This course is designed for students who wish to improve their English language skills in order to achieve UE Literacy. The course will allow students to explore a range of relevant and engaging issues such as women’s rights and gender equality. It also leads on to Level 3 English.

Entry Requirements: Completed 10 Level 1 English credits
Leads to: Level 3 English
Teacher in Charge: Mrs K Bain

English and Me

This course is designed for students who wish to focus exclusively on their literacy skills. Students will work toward achieving their University Entrance Literacy credits through three main English achievement standards – Wide Reading, Research, and the Writing Portfolio.

This course is open to Year 12 students who are on a two year pathway to Level 2 University Entrance Literacy. 

This course may be taken as a one-year or two-year course. This will be a smaller class and entry into this class is through discussion with your teacher, Mrs Bain (HOD) and Mrs Angland if appropriate.

Entry Requirements: Level 1 Literacy or at the discretion of HOD
Leads to: UE Literacy
Teacher in Charge: Mrs K Bain

UE Literacy

Media and Me

Our girls exist in a media saturated world where they are bombarded by mixed messages, false information and manipulative marketing. Media Studies and English compliment each other through the creation and critiquing of texts and encourage students to read beyond and beneath surface meanings. It will give students the skills and confidence to be active rather than passive media citizens, which will in turn allow them to understand the impact different media platforms have on their daily lives. 

Entry Requirements: 10 Level 1 English credits
Leads to: Level 3 Media as well as preparing you for a range of jobs, e.g. in television/radio/social media. This course is the start of preparing your future-forward skill set
Teacher in Charge: Mrs K Helm

English and the Thinking Woman

This course is designed for students who are confident in English and who may wish to go on to tertiary study. It will allow you to have a voice that can be heard, and show you that you can make a difference.

The course will allow students to explore a range of relevant and engaging issues. Students will study literature, feminist writing, and film analysis. It is best suited to students who wish to take external examinations this year. There is also the opportunity to do English at scholarship level.

Entry Requirements: 10 Level 2 Achievement Standards including the Writing Portfolio
Leads to: Tertiary studies in a range of courses
Teacher in Charge: Mrs K Bain

UE Approved

Media and Society

Simply put Media Studies is the academic study of the world and media that surrounds all of us. Imagine being able to look in depth at this world through both English and Media Studies. You will get the chance to reflect on and analyse the various trends in media and their effects on society. At Level 3, Media Studies and English are a complementary combination of subjects. The students will learn to not only critique a variety of literary texts, but they will be able to discuss, respond to and analyse a variety of media texts through multiple lenses, as well as looking at ethical issues in the media, and the relationships between aspects of the media and society. The students will learn a variety of different writing styles, and apply these to writing essays, reports, seminars, film scripts, feature articles.

There will also be a practical component to the course where the students will learn to plan and design a short film concept and treatment, as well as to learn how to use Adobe Premiere (film editing software) in order to create a short film. The skills they learn in English will be an asset to this planning stage, as well as to the creation of the short film.

Entry Requirements: 10 Level 2 English credits
Leads to: University, EIT, Media industries (Advertising, Film, TV, Journalism, Game Design, Magazine Production), Communications, PR, etc
Teachers in Charge: Mrs K Bain, Ms K Manning

UE Approved

​English Surrounds Me

This course is designed for students who are confident in English. The course will allow students to explore a range of relevant and engaging issues such as feminism, racism, oppression and how corporate greed impacts people and society. It is best suited to students who wish to complete an internally assessed course. External examinations may be offered to those who are interested.

Entry Requirements: 10 Level 2 English credits
Leads to: Tertiary studies in a range of courses
Teacher in Charge: Ms S Williams

UE Approved

​English and the Community

This course is designed for students who have an interest in English and need to gain their UE Literacy credits. Students will work towards achieving their University Entrance Literacy credits through three main English achievement standards - wide reading, research and a writing portfolio. There will be the opportunity to do Level 3 standards as well.

Entry Requirements: Do not have UE literacy
Teacher in Charge: Mrs K Bain, Ms S Williams

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