Teacher in Charge: Mrs C. Gilbert
The Year 9 English course aims to cover and develop two interconnected strands - making meaning and creating meaning. Each strand encompasses oral, written and visual forms of the language. There is an emphasis on both the critical response to a wide range of literature and the creative aspects of story writing, producing visual texts, and presenting. This course encourages student’s enjoyment of texts, ranging from novels to films, while also developing the necessary skills in grammar, punctuation, spelling, and language techniques.
This is a compulsory subject at Year 9. An alternative course may be recommended for extra support.
Courses will only run based on minimum entries
Selecting a course does not guarantee entry into this course
You may apply for an exemption if you do not meet the prerequisites of a course or if the course requires this for entry
Standards offered can be altered at the discretion of the HOF or HOD of the Department
Some standards in NCEA courses might be optional depending on student strengths