Minglish Level 1
('Minglish' is a combination of 'Media' and 'English')
Students will study texts (written and film) through the lens of both Media Studies and English, with a focus on NCEA Level One standards in those areas.
Students will be able to select their own English or Media Studies assessment to complete in the latter stages of the term, dependent on where their interests lie and what levels they are most likely to achieve. A list of Media Studies standards can be found here and English standards here.
At this stage, we're going to start our studies by reading a book! It'll be a science fiction book - Starship Troopers, Ender's Game, The Knife of Never Letting Go, 1984 or The Martian.. something like that (I'm hoping to let the class decide).
Disclaimer: This'll be a device-free class. We even go so far as to place our phones on the table at the front each lesson! If you simply must be taking selfies, watching TikToks or on instagram, this is not the class for you.