Year 9 English

Course Description

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.


Year 10 English

Recommended Prior Learning

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