Year 11 English - Keeping it Kiwi

11ENGK
Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

In Keeping it Kiwi, students explore their own identity and how this is shaped by their experiences, their whānau and the people and environment around them. Students will be exposed to a range of New Zealand literature in all its forms, reading and viewing a range of texts to help develop their analytical skills by making connections between, across and beyond texts.

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

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  • Essay writing skills - how to independently write a structured essay that addresses a studied text.
  • Explore a range of New Zealand literature, including film, novel and poetry.
  • Presentation skills - how to create an image that is fit for the purpose and the audience.
  • Share elements of our identity, creating a visual image based on our whakapapa past, present and future.
  • Reading skills - read a range of text types, to build understanding and an appreciation of New Zealand literature.
  • Closely view a New Zealand film, developing an understanding of film techniques and their purpose. 


  • Personally respond to a range of texts that we have read or viewed.



Year Levels/Departments:

Year 11, English



Resources Required

1B5 or 1B8 workbook
Headphones