2ENGM

Breaking the News: Level 2 English

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss J. Swney.

Do you care what's happening in the news? Are there news stories and issues that get you fired up? Are there things that you wish you’d hear talked about more? In this course, we will explore ethical issues in the media and in the news, get familiar with current events, and understand every side to the ethical and moral issues that surround our everyday lives. You’ll get the chance to delve into an ethical issue you care about, conduct interviews with experts, and voice your opinions on what matters to you! 

Note - If you take this course, you will have the opportunity to gain NCEA credits in both English and Media Studies.

Credit Information

You will be assessed in this course through all or a selection of the standards listed below.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 27612 v1
NZQA Info
Plan and conduct interviews for a news story or a feature for publication or broadcast
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91102 v2
NZQA Info
English 2.5 - Construct and deliver a crafted and controlled oral text
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91105 v2
NZQA Info
English 2.8 - Use information literacy skills to form developed conclusion(s)
5
5
5
5
5
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91254 v2
NZQA Info
Media Studies 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of an ethical issue in the media
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 14
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 7
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer


The courses we offer are reviewed regularly and are subject to change.