Assessment Specifications

Level 1 English 2019

General information

Domain

English Written Language

Mode of Assessment

Written Examination

Standards

90849  90850  90851

Format of the assessment

All answers are to be written in English.

The assessment is also available in digital format, which candidates will be able to complete instead of the equivalent paper assessment. Resources provided in the digital assessment will be text and/or static images. Further information about the 2019 digital external assessments can be found on the NZQA website.                                    

Specific information for individual external achievement standards

Standard

90849

Title

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

Version

3

Number of credits

4

Format of the assessment

Candidates will be required to write one essay on at least one text. There will be questions covering all written text types.

The quality of the candidate’s writing is more important than the length of their essay. Candidates should aim to write a concise essay of no more than three pages (or about 550 words) in length.



Standard

90850

Title

Show understanding of specific aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), using supporting evidence

Version

3

Number of credits

4

Format of the assessment

Candidates will be required to write an essay on at least one text. There will be questions covering all visual and oral text types.

The quality of the candidate’s writing is more important than the length of their essay. Candidates should aim to write a concise essay of no more than three pages (or about 550 words) in length.

Candidates are expected to refer to language features of visual or oral texts, which may include:

Camerawork/
cinematography
Special effects Editing
Dialogue Rhetorical devices Ambient sound/silence
Structure Imagery Narration/voiceover
Props Sound effects Costume
Music Body language Use of voice
Colour Lighting Composition
Illustration Design Font

 



Standard

90851

Title

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

Version

2

Number of credits

4

Format of the assessment

Candidates will be required to respond to questions on three texts of the following types: narrative prose, non-fiction, and poetry.

Resources supplied

The texts will be provided in a separate resource booklet.

English subject page 2019 Examination timetable

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