5ENG - Extension English
This course is designed for those students already operating at or above the 'typical' Y10 student, who wish to extend themselves slightly, study some more challenging texts, and possibly dip their toes into NCEA early. There will be around ten Level One NCEA credits on offer throughout the year, starting with a project to read and view texts independently (other credits throughout the year will be based on speaking and creating visual texts).
This term, we'll quickly finish our study of 'Ready Player One' by Ernest Cline. Expect lots of reading, note taking and conversing about the text.
As far as assessments go, we'll carry on with the Personal Responses to Texts (which should be finished before the end of the term), and then do some different styles of creative writing, all based on the novel. We'll also have a peek at what exams look like, for those students who may be interested...
****New students to the class should have read almost all of the book before enrolling. The film is NOT the same as the book! (they left out Acererak, for Pete's sake)****