Domain - English Written Language

Domain - English Written Language

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Level 1

Explore language and think critically about transactional written text
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Version 4 This unit standard and unit standard 12412 replaced unit standard 8802 and unit standard 8805.

12411 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to explore language and think critically about transactional written text.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Explore language and think critically about poetic written text
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Version 4 This unit standard and unit standard 12411 replaced unit standard 8802 and unit standard 8805.

12412 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to explore language and think critically about poetic written text.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Read an inclusive range of written texts and record the reading experience
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Version 5 This unit standard, unit standard 8809, unit standard 8810, and unit standard 8814 have been replaced by AS90854.

8808 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to read an inclusive range of written texts and record the reading experience.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Collect information using a range of oral, written, and visual sources and methods
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Version 5 This unit standard and AS90060 have been replaced by AS90853.

8811 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to plan the research process, and collect information related to the proposal, record the process of collection from sources used, and discuss the relevance of information collected.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Produce transactional written text in simple forms
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Version 5

8812 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to produce transactional written text in simple forms.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Produce poetic written text in simple forms
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Version 5

8813 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to produce poetic written text in simple forms.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Write regular responses to texts and reflections on personal learning
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Version 5 This unit standard, unit standard 8808, unit standard 8809, and unit standard 8810 have been replaced by AS90854.

8814 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to write regular responses to oral, written, and visual texts studied in the classroom; and write to reflect on personal learning.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Produce creative writing

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Version 5

90052 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Produce formal writing

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Version 5

90053 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Read, study and show understanding of extended written text(s)
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Version 4

90054 Achievement Standard 2 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Read, study and show understanding of short written texts
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Version 4

90055 Achievement Standard 2 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

View/listen to, study and show understanding of visual or oral text(s)
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Version 4 This achievement standard, unit standard 12413, unit standard 12414, unit standard 12415, and unit standard 12416 have been replaced by AS90856.

90056 Achievement Standard 2 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Read and show understanding of unfamiliar texts
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Version 4

90057 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Research, organise and present information
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Version 4 This achievement standard and unit standard 8811 have been replaced by AS90853.

90060 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), using supporting evidence

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Version 3

90849 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Show understanding of significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, using supporting evidence

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Version 2

90851 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Explain significant connection(s) across texts, using supporting evidence

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90852 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Use information literacy skills to form conclusion(s)

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced AS90060 and unit standard 8811.

90853 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Form personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced unit standard 8808, unit standard 8809, unit standard 8810, and unit standard 8814.

90854 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of how context shapes verbal language use

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Version 2

91924 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Create a verbal and visual personal response to an independently studied text

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91925 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Develop ideas in writing

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91926 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of significant aspects of texts

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Version 2

91927 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

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Ministry of Education

Level 2

Read an inclusive variety of written texts and record the reading experience
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard has been replaced by AS91106.

12905 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to read an inclusive variety of written texts and record the reading experience.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Produce transactional written text in complex forms
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5 This unit standard, unit standard 8826, AS90375, and AS90376 have been replaced by AS91101.

8825 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to produce transactional written text in complex forms.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Produce poetic written text in complex forms
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5 This unit standard, unit standard 8825, AS90375, and AS90376 have been replaced by AS91101.

8826 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to produce poetic written text in complex forms.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Produce crafted and developed creative writing
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Version 3 This achievement standard, AS90376, unit standard 8825, and unit standard 8826 have been by replaced AS91101.

90375 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Produce crafted and developed formal transactional writing
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Version 3 This achievement standard, AS90375, unit standard 8825, and unit standard 8826 have been by replaced AS91101.

90376 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Analyse extended written text(s)
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Version 3 This achievement standard and AS90378 have been by replaced AS91098.

90377 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Analyse short written texts
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Version 3 This achievement standard and AS90377 have been by replaced AS91098.

90378 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Analyse a visual or oral text
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Version 3 This achievement standard has been by replaced AS91099.

90379 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Read unfamiliar texts and analyse the ideas and language features
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Version 3 This achievement standard has been by replaced AS91100.

90380 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Investigate a language or literature topic and present information in written form
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Version 3

90381 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence

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Version 3 This achievement standard replaced AS90377 and AS90378.

91098 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Analyse significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, supported by evidence

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced AS90380.

91100 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writing

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced AS90375, AS90376, unit standard 8825, and unit standard 8826.

91101 Achievement Standard 6 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Analyse significant connections across texts, supported by evidence

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced unit standard 8823.

91104 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Use information literacy skills to form developed conclusion(s)

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Version 2

91105 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Form developed personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced unit standard 12905.

91106 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Level 3

Produce sustained transactional writing in a range of complex forms
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5 This unit standard and AS90720 have been replaced by AS91475.

8835 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to produce sustained transactional writing in a range of complex forms.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Produce sustained poetic writing in a range of complex forms
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5

8836 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to produce sustained poetic writing in a range of complex forms.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Produce an extended piece of writing in a selected style
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Version 3 This achievement standard and unit standard 8835 have been replaced by AS91475.

90720 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Respond critically to written text(s) studied
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This achievement standard and AS90722 have been replaced by AS91472.

90721 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Respond critically to Shakespearean drama studied
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This achievement standard and AS90721 have been replaced by AS91472.

90722 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Respond critically to oral or visual text studied
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This achievement standard has been replaced by AS91473.

90723 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Read and respond critically to unfamiliar prose and poetry texts
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This achievement standard and unit standard 12428 have been replaced by AS91474.

90724 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Complete independent research on a language or literature topic and present conclusions in writing
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3

90726 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Respond critically to specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence

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Version 1 This achievement standard replaced AS90721 and AS90722.

91472 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Respond critically to significant aspects of unfamiliar written texts through close reading, supported by evidence

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Version 1 This achievement standard replaced unit standard 12428 and AS90724.

91474 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Produce a selection of fluent and coherent writing which develops, sustains, and structures ideas

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Version 1 This achievement standard replaced unit standard 8835 and AS90720.

91475 Achievement Standard 6 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Respond critically to significant connections across texts, supported by evidence

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Version 1 This achievement standard replaced unit standard 8834.

91478 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Develop an informed understanding of literature and/or language using critical texts

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Version 1

91479 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Level 4

Construct a reading of a poetic written text
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

12433 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to construct a reading of a poetic written text.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Construct a reading of transactional written text
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

12434 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to construct a reading of transactional written text.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Produce results of literary research in an extended essay to publication standard
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5

8841 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to produce results of literary research in an extended essay to publication standard.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Produce sustained poetic writing in a range of complex forms to publication standard
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5

8842 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to produce sustained poetic writing in a range of complex forms to publication standard.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Data as at 06 December 2022