Year 11 Exam Details

The NCEA Level One English exam will be held on November 18 (next Tuesday morning!) and here are some reminders about what to prepare for.

If you are in 101 you will be sitting the following standards:

1.2 Produce formal writing

This achievement standard requires drafting, re-working and presenting, within a set time, a piece of formal writing that expresses ideas, information and/or opinions, is organised using an appropriate format and structure, and uses acceptable spelling, punctuation, and grammar. In the examination you will be required to produce formal/transactional writing in the form of a letter to the editor.

1.3 Read, study, and show understanding of extended written text(s)

This achievement standard involves a previous reading and study of an extended text and writing a response that shows understanding of ideas and techniques. You have to write on the novel you have studied. You must write your essay in the correct answer booklet for your chosen text, so use the 1.3 booklet for this standard.

1.4 Read, study and show understanding of short written texts

This achievement standard involves a previous reading and study of at least two short written texts (short stories or poetry) and writing a response that shows understanding of ideas and techniques.
You must write your essay in the correct answer booklet for your chosen text, so use the 1.4 booklet for this standard.

1.5 View/listen to, study and show understanding of visual or oral text(s)

This achievement standard involves a previous reading and study of at least one visual text (film) and writing a response that demonstrates understanding of ideas and techniques.
You must write your essay in the correct answer booklet for your chosen text, so use the 1.5 booklet for this standard.

1.6 Read and show understanding of unfamiliar texts

This achievement standard requires reading a range of short texts or extracts, that have not been previously studied, and writing a response to questions that test understanding of ideas, style and language use. You will be examined on at least one of the following text types: written or visual language. Examples that may be used from each text type include:

  • written text, either creative (for example, a poem or paragraphs from a novel) or formal writing (for example, a magazine article or non-fiction text)
  • static visual text (for example storyboard, static image, print media, advertisement, web page, cartoon)

Students in 102 will sit all the standards above except 1.2 Formal Writing.

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