NCEA Level 1 English 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs P. Holmes

This course is intended for students who were working at Level 6 of the curriculum in Year 10. The purpose of the learning is to explore rich and challenging texts and extend their critical thinking.  All students are encouraged to gain 14 credits or more in English, in both internal and external standards. The achievement standards offered are responsive to the student’s needs and interests.

A student will be withdrawn from a standard if the teacher is not confident that the achievement of the standard is within the reach of the student or there is no evidence of the student attempting the assessment.

Course Overview

Term 1
90852 Connections (4 Credits)

Term 2
90053 Formal Writing (3 credits)
OPTIONAL 90857 Speech (3 credits)

Term 3
90856 Close Viewing (3 credits)
90052 Creative Writing (3 credits)

Recommended Prior Learning

A successful year in English in Year 10 with a curriculum level 5A/6, as assessed against the national curriculum descriptors.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Ringbinder, 14B8, subject dividers, personal laptop recommended


Career Pathways


It is the policy of Taupo-nui-a-Tia College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.

Credits listed may change.

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