NCEA Level 3 English - Power of Teens
Teacher in Charge: Mrs K. PETERS
In this English course, students will explore the creation of the demographic of ‘teenager’, while developing an understanding of the influence the demographic had/has on life, as well as changes in things like music, markets, disposable incomes, advertising, and language created by teenagers. This course will also allow students to explore the power of teenagers to be the drivers of change in society. Looking at literature through a critical lens is foundational in this course. Learning in this English course will be explored through both making meaning of a range of texts, as well as creating meaning to express new ideas in a range of forms (e.g. writing, oral presentations, static images etc).
Students who take Power of Teens will most likely be interested in exploring their role in society as well as the impact they can have, alongside how teenagers are impacted by society and by literature, and how society's ‘teens’ have evolved over time.
Successful completion of this Level Three English course can help towards meeting the requirements for University Entrance.
In this course a range of standards, internal and external, will be offered, and what is offered will be personalised where appropriate to meet the interests and needs of individual students. There will be a minimum of 18 credits on offer, and at least 4 credits will be from an externally assessed standard. Potential standards that will be focused on in this course are listed.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
Course Contribution: $20
Stationery Requirements: 2 x scrapbooks, highlighters
Recommended Prior Learning
The recommended prior learning to take this course in 2021 is to have achieved a minimum of three Level Two English Achievement Standards, and the student must have attempted at least one externally assessed Level Two English standard. Entry with other than this recommended prior learning will be at the HOD English discretion - the student must see the HOD English to discuss entry without having completed this prior learning.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.
Standards shown on courses are only an indication and not all may be offered at the time of study.