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 you to think about your own sense of identity, your relationships with others and your 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.



With the new NCEA, our Level 1 English course is designed to develop your communication and analytical skills as you explore a range of different texts. You will understand how creators express messages and share their different voices from Māori, Pasifika, European and other writers and film directors, and discuss the issues raised. You will cover a range of writing both creative and formal. You will have the opportunity to develop your own voice through different genres of writing and speaking. Whilst we cover a range of texts, you will have the opportunity to follow your own passions with a choice of texts and ideas for you to explore.

Entry Guidelines: No entry guidelines
Leads to: Level 2 English
Teacher in Charge: Miss J Cross


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 Guidelines: No entry guidelines
Leads to: Level 2/3 English or tertiary studies
Teacher in Charge: Mrs M Beatty


Our Level 2 English course will allow students to continue their study of ideas and relevant issues from across the world such as (and not limited to!) powerful women, impacts of colonisation, climate change and Manaakitanga. These issues will be studied through visual, written and oral texts. Choice is important and in our programme, you will have choice over issues and texts that you wish to enjoy and explore so you can really engage with your learning. You will continue to develop our communication and literacy skills as you work towards your University Entrance Literacy which is integrated into the course schedule.

Entry Guidelines: No entry guidelines
Leads to: Level 3 English
Teacher in Charge: Miss J Cross


This Level 3 English course is designed for students who have an interest in English and the language arts. You will work towards achieving your University Entrance credits through a programme that teaches and encourages critical thinking of engaging and relevant ideas. You will study literature, feminism, identity, corporate greed, exploitation and more through both written and visual texts. Your voice is important and you will learn how to craft it as you develop your own style and expression. Credits are earned through both internal and external assessment. Students who have a passion for English and still want to gain their UE Literacy have the opportunity to work towards this as an alternate pathway, whilst still savouring the messages and learnings of the programme.

Entry Guidelines: UE Literacy through English - students without UE Literacy may join the course at the HOD discretion
Leads to: Tertiary studies in a range of courses
Teacher in Charge: Miss J Cross, Ms S Williams

UE Approved

Diplomat, Journalist, Policy Analyst, Copywriter, Public Relations Professional, Recruiting Manager, Lawyer, Actor, Director (Film, Television, Radio, Stage), Film and Video Editor, Television Presenter, Translator, Library Assistant, Author, Editor, Journalist, Technical Writer, Teacher, Primary School Teacher, Private Teacher, School Principal, Secondary School Teacher, Teacher of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Tertiary Lecturer, Trainer, Barrister, Court/Legal Clerk, Judge, Legal Executive, Solicitor, Customs/Freight Broker, Data Entry Operator/Transcriptionist, Management Consultant, Printer, Geospatial Specialist, Procurement Manager, Auctioneer, Lexicographer, Medical Device Sales Representative, Human Resources Generalist, Publicist, Market Research Analyst


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