NCEA Level(s)

Course aims / content

This course is about putting you at the centre. Design your learning around what interests you. Dive into books, articles, or poetry you like. Make a podcast, analyse a movie, or create a graphic novel. Explore texts from different cultures. Write essays, stories, or a blog. Make presentations or give a seminar. Create visual art or tell stories with images. Or work with your English LA to come up with even better ideas!

Assessment statement

Develop a programme of assessment, with support from the LA, which supports you particular academic or vocational goals, interests, and passions.

All English achievement standards are available from Level 3. Students can combine their level three English assessments with appropriate assessments form level three media studies, or psychology. 



  • Assignments that take place over time will be produced in an online system such as Google Docs. Learning Advisors will monitor student work by accessing document history. A portion of work will need to be completed during class time under Learning Advisor supervision. 
  • Class tests will take place under supervised test conditions within class.
  • Students may be required to sign an authenticity statement, perform certain parts of assessment tasks under close supervision, or show through interview and the existence of notes and supporting material that the work submitted by the student is genuinely his/her own work.


Appeal Procedures

  • Students have the right to appeal the mark they have been awarded. If a student wishes to appeal a grade, they should initially talk to the subject learning advisor about the marking process immediately after the marked assessment task is shown to them. If still dissatisfied the student should make an appointment and discuss grades with the Principal’s Nominee who will check that the correct procedures have been followed as outlined in the school and subject policies taking into account any special circumstances.