Junior Minglish 2024

NCEA Level(s)

Course aims / learning outcomes

This course is a combination of Media Studies and English. We'll be doing some English standards at Level One, and there will be possibilities for more advanced students to do Media Studies assessments at level 2 (through negotiation with Richard).

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

The following assessments will be on offer throughout the year:

Eng 1.1/91924 - Internal

5 Credits

Demonstrate understanding of how context shapes verbal language use

  • both in class and at home
  • 6-8 hours of class time. You may also work on your written response in your own time. 

Aiming for end T1/ start T2

Eng 1.2/91925 - Internal

5 Credits

Demonstrate understanding of specific aspects of studied text

  • 6-8 hours of class time. You may also work on your response in your own time. 

Finished by the end of Term 2

(entered on NZQA as available 29 Jul 2024)

Eng 1.3/91926 - External

5 Credits

Develop ideas in writing using stylistic and written  conventions 

  • External Assessment Specifications -Dec’23
  • prompts beginning of Term 3
  • final submission early in Term 4
  • Under close teacher supervision
  • 4-6 hours

Finished early Term 4

  • 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.

    Being a senior course, some of the texts studied will inevitably be R13 - those students who are not yet that age are encouraged to try the 'Baby Minglish' course in Purple.


  • 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.