Level 2 English Journeys Through Unfamiliar Texts

Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

This English course aims to provide learners with an academic understanding and appreciation of language genres, audiences and purposes. Students will work with a variety of thematically linked texts, and are encouraged to read widely and make philosophical connections with themselves and the world around them.  

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

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  • Literature & film analysis - looking between and beyond what is seen on the surface.
  • Thematic study of extended written text - various genres.

  • Thinking critically about how and why language is used for a given purpose.
  • Visual text - usually feature film.
  • Identify and use a range of academic literary tools.
  • Various short unfamiliar texts which could include NZ poetry, fictional prose & persuasive opinion pieces. 
  • Develop written personal voice in a range of genres including creative memoir and academic literary essay.
  • Literary and filmic devices used by authors.

  • Make links and connections with society and the wider world around us.

Year Levels/Departments:

English, Seniors

Resources Required

1B8 exercise book or refill and folder to manage notes, sticky notes / post-it
Option to purchase set written text $25