Papakura High School Papakura High School

The Savagery of Colonisation: Level 2 English

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss J. Swney.

Recommended Prior Learning


To get into this course, you must have at least 17 Year 11 English credits (passed all four internal (English Year 11) standards and at least 1 external (English Year 11) standard).

Aotearoa’s colonial legacy has savage and far reaching impacts. Through this course you will learn about the colonial past of Aotearoa and the Pacific by engaging in a variety of written and visual texts and will reflect on your own experiences, through creating a visual text that communicates this to others.

Note - The context of this course is the same as Semester 1, however, you will be completing different standards. This means you CAN take this course in both Semester 1 and 2, and by doing so you will develop an even deeper understanding of the context.

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