7ENG: The Future is a Nightmare
In this NCEA level 2 English class we will focus on a study of dystopian texts (that is, novels, short stories, films, and television shows that are set in a bleak or frightening future setting).
We will begin the year with a close reading of George Orwell's novel, 1984, and then in term two we will read some dystopian short stories, and finally we will watch some classic and contemporary dystopian films, short films, and television shows.
This class is suitable for students who are confident readers and who have a good understanding of essay writing. Some of the films and television shows we watch will be restricted to students 16 years or older, and class discussions will involve mature themes.
Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence 4 credits, External (Material covered in terms 1 and 2)
Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by evidence, 4 credits, External (Material covered in terms 3 and 4)
Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writing, 6 credits, Internal (All year, submit end of term 3)
Construct and deliver a crafted and controlled oral text, 3 credits, Internal (Term 2 or 3)
Analyse significant connections across texts, supported by evidence, 4 credits, Internal (Term 2)
Form developed personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence, 4 credits, Internal (All year, submit end of term 3)
Analyse aspects of visual and/or oral text(s) through close viewing and/or listening, supported by evidence, 3 credits, Internal (Term 3 or 4)
Total credits: 28 (8 EXT; 20 INT)
Courses offered per block.