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English - Level 2 (ENT 203)


Qualification: NCEA Level 2

Students will select a course that best suits their interests and needs.  

Content/Skills: Students taking this course will be encouraged to:

  • study a variety of literature such as novel, film, poetry and/or short stories
  • write in a wide variety of contexts
  • read widely - novel, drama, film, poetry and short stories
  • develop analytical skills
  • develop presenting skills such as speech-making


These courses offer a variety of standards and credits up to a maximum of 20 credits.

Course Summary: There are a range of courses which should cater to a range of interests and abilities.


ENT 203 - Thinking Themes

This course will be based on a theme selected by the classroom teacher. This could include a focus on feminist issues, an historical timeframe, texts with an international flavour, or a theme decided upon by the classroom teacher. This will include the study of a range of extended, short and visual texts.


2.5 (91102) Oral Presentation (Optional) - (3)

2.8 (91105) Information Literacy - (4) (R)

2.10 (91107) Close Viewing - (3) 


2.1 (91098) Written Text Response - (4) (R and W)

2.2 (91099) Visual Text Response - (4) (W)


Field Trips:  Class teachers may organise outings for their classes throughout the course of the year.

Possible Course Costs: Students are encouraged to purchase any texts required for this course. There are stationery costs associated with this course.  Class teachers may organise performances for their classes throughout the course of the year, and may ask for a contribution to help cover costs.

Where does it lead? NCEA Level 3.

To meet the University Entrance literacy requirement students must gain 5 credits in writing and 5 credits in reading at NCEA Level 2 or above. Level 2 English offers a wide range of internal and external standards that contribute towards this requirement.

For further information see Ms. Dyne or Dr. Williamson.