Classroom - Mr. Hodge by PNBHS

Classical Studies, English & Media Studies

Classical Studies; English; Alternative English; English Enrichment; English Language Tuition; Media Studies

Year 10 English Language Tuition - 10ELT

This course focusses on building reading, writing and thinking skills

Year 10 English Enrichment - 10EXE

This is a half-year course. It focusses on developing reading, writing and introductory research skills. 

Year 10 English - 10ENX 

This is a full-year core subject based on the New Zealand Curriculum. Students learn and apply a range of reading, writing and speaking skills to written, visual, and oral texts.

Level One Classical Studies - 11CLA

Classical Studies at Level 1 provides a broad exploration of the literature, mythology, history, art and architecture of the ancient world. Included in the course outline is a study of Homer's Odyssey, comparative mythology and Roman art and architecture. Other units of work are derived from the following topics: Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Spartacus, Nero, Zeus and the Gods and Ancient Egypt.

This course offers 10 credits in total: 6 internally, 4 externally.
Course costs: $10

Level One English Language Tuition - 11ELT

The content of the course is needs based and is designed once the students are confirmed. There is a Level 1 NCEA English course and, if needed, a second programme incorporating Unit Standards that is designed to be needs based. 

Please note: English Language Tuition is assessed using English Achievement Standards.

Level One English - 11ENX

English is a compulsory core subject for all Year 11 students.
-1.3 Unfamiliar Text (externally assessed 4 credits)

- 1.4 Creative Writing or 1.5 Persuasive Writing (internally assessed 3 credits) 

Further learning tasks (not credit bearing)
Include:
Research
Wide Reading

Analysing Written texts
Analysing Visual or Oral texts

Level Two Classical Studies - 12CLA

Classical Studies at Level 2 provides an in-depth exploration of the history, literature, art and architecture of the ancient world. Included in the course outline is a study of Athenian Democracy, the Greco-Persian Wars (Marathon, Thermopylae, Salamis and Platea), Herodotus (The Histories), the film 300, art and architecture of Pompeii and Herculaneum, and a text of Sophocles or Juvenal.

This course offers 18 credits in total: 10 internally, 8 externally
Prerequisites: 7 credits in Level 1 English or 4 credits in Level 1 Classical Studies
Cost: $10

Level Two English Language Tuition - 12ELT

The course involves the reading of literary and visual texts as well as speaking. Total number of internally assessed credits in this course: 11. Total number of externally assessed credits in this course: 8. Total number of credits in this course: 19.

Level Two English - 12ENL

The course involves the reading of and writing about literary and visual texts completed at a pace suitable for the needs of the students.

Level Two Prerequisites: Less than 10 credits in Level 1 English
Total number of internally assessed credits in this course: 12
Total number of externally assessed credits in this course: 8
Total number of credits in this course: 20
Subject costs: $10

Level Two English - 12ENX

The course involves response to written and visual texts as well as researching and/or analysis of texts.

Total number of internally assessed credits in this course: 13 - 14
Total number of externally assessed credits in this course: 8
Total number of credits in this course: 21 - 22
Subject Costs: $10

Level Two Media Studies - 12MST

This is an interesting and engaging subject. The course is academically focused and based around the theme of ‘Audience’. Why do producers need to know their audience, what they want and how to appeal to them? We look at product case studies, how people are represented in the media, how media forms have changed over time as well as students scripting and undertaking their own media production. There are two externally examined and three internally assessed Achievement Standards offered. Students are expected to work at Level 7 of the New Zealand Curriculum.

Course costs $15

Level Three Classical Studies - 13CLA

Classical Studies at Level 3 provides an in-depth analysis of the history, literature, art and architecture of classical Greece and Rome. Included in the course outline is a study of either the Art and Architecture of Ancient Rome or Greek vases, Virgil's The Aeneid, and the Historical Figure of either Augustus Caesar or Alexander the Great.

This course offers 24 credits in total: up to 12 internally (one is an optional internal), 12 externally.
Prerequisites: 11 credits in Level 2 English or 12 credits in Level 2 Classical Studies.
  

Level Three English Language Tuition - 13ELT

The course is designed to provide a pathway to university. Level 2 Literacy is essential.
Total number of credits at Level 3 =16
8 internal credits
8 external credits

Level Two/Three English - 13ENR

The course involves the reading of and writing about literary and visual texts completed at a pace suitable for the needs of the students

Level Three Prerequisites: Less than 10 credits in Level 2 English
Total number of internally assessed credits in this course: 14
Total number of externally assessed credits in this course: 8
Total number of credits in this course: 22
Subject costs: $10

Level Three English - 13ENX

The course involves developing writing skills, critical evaluation of and response to written and visual texts as well as research.
Level 3 Prerequisites: At least three standards at Level 2, including one reading and one writing standard or by approval

Total number of internally assessed credits in this course: 10 - 14
Total number of externally assessed credits in this course: 8
Total number of credits in this course: 18 - 22
Subject Costs: $10

Level Three Media Studies - 13MST

This is an interesting and engaging subject. The course is academically focused and based around the theme of ‘Society’. How does the media interact with, relate to and influence society? We look at an entire media industry, the relationship between media and society along with the influence that can occur, how audiences read and interpret texts in different ways as well as students planning and creating their own short documentary film. There are two externally examined and three internally assessed Achievement Standards offered. Students are expected to work at Level 8 of the curriculum.
Course costs $15