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 block, we'll learn how to argue effectively. How do we convince others we're right? What makes a good Secret Hitler player? What makes people believe our lies, or opinions, more readily?
Students will have a try at persuasive writing, and also persuasive speaking.