Senior Minglish 2024

NCEA Level(s)

Course aims / learning outcomes

This course is a combination of Media Studies and English - you can mix and matcha range of assessments from these subjects to best suit you. A list of MEDIA STUDIES STANDARDS CAN BE FOUND HERE and ENGLISH STANDARDS HERE.

Course content

Each term, we'll focus on a text study (short stories, poetry, short films, long films, novels), and then students will be invited to complete an assessment based on that study.

Assessment statement

Usually, students will lean towards completing these standards:

  • Script Writing (Med 2.8/3.8) - 3 credits
  • Writing Folio (Eng 2.4/3.4) - 6 credits
  • Designing/Making a Short Film (Med 2.5/3.5, Med 2.6/3.6) - 4 credits + 6 credits
  • Creating a Visual Text (Eng 2.6/3.6) - 3 credits
  • Analysing Film Techniques (Med 2.2/3.2, Eng 2.10/3.9) - 3 credits

    We’ll study texts together, then choose an assessment to do based on that text. Not everyone in the class will choose the same assessment. You might be the only one in the room completing a visual text!

    Therefore, you really should have your head around the various NCEA standards before entering this class! This approach is not recommended for those students who require a lot of additional classroom support, but this approach does tend to work well for self-directed students.

    Picking up these assessments at Level 2 is not easy if you haven't done the corresponding assessment at an earlier level! If you haven't done the Level 1 English/Media Studies assessments yet, there's a 'Little Minglish' class in Green, which you could check out instead. 


  • Assignments that take place over time will be produced in Google Classroom. 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. 
  • 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.