Year 10 English

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: M. Northey

Year 10 “Taking Your Voice Out There”

Students have five English periods per six day cycle. The programme in Year 10 follows the term structure. Each Year 10 class will explore four themes (one per term). Year 10 classes will all study a novel, a film, and Poetry and/ or Short Stories. This engagement with a range of texts encourages students to think critically, and reflect on themselves as global citizens. All Year 10 students will perform a formal Speech assessment in class. There will be a focus on encouraging reading habits. Classes will have regular visits to the library, in order to foster a love of reading. Students will be provided with a framework that encourages them to read widely, covering different genres. The emphasis will be on developing confidence with formal writing (literary essays and persuasive writing being the main focal genres). 

The following strands are to be formally assessed in Year 10:

  • Viewing
  • Reading
  • Essay Writing
  • Speaking
  • Presenting
  • Formal Writing


Year 11 - Smashbook 2.0, Year 11 English - Keeping it Kiwi, Year 11 English - Let's Get Critical, Critical, Year 11 English - Literacy unlocked, Year 11 English - Mirror mirror, Year 11 English - Stage and Screen, Year 11 English - The Power of Language, Year 11 English - Weaving Words

Contributions and Equipment

All students need: pens, pencils, ruler, eraser, glue stick, highlighters, coloured pencils, scissors for all classes

Specific requirements for this class are:
1 2B8 Hardcover Exercise Book
1 A4 Lined Refill Pad

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry