Assessment Specifications

Level 1 English 2021

General information

Method of assessment

Written examination

Standards

90849  90850  90851

Information relating to all achievement standards

All answers are to be written in English.

Information in planning spaces will not be marked.

The assessment will be available to candidates in paper or digital format. Further information about digital external assessments can be found on the Digital Assessment: NCEA Online page.

Specific information for individual achievement standards

Standard

90849

Subfield

English

Domain

English Written Language

Title

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

Version

3

Number of credits

4

Candidates will be required to write an essay on at least one text. A range of questions covering all written text types will be provided, from which candidates will select ONE to answer.

Candidates are encouraged to write a concise response of no more than 550–600 words (3–4 pages). Assessment will be based on the quality of the response rather than its length.


Standard

90850

Subfield

English

Domain

English Visual Language

Title

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

Version

4

Number of credits

4

Candidates will be required to write an essay on at least one text. A range of questions covering all visual and oral text types will be provided, from which candidates will select ONE to answer.

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 / voice-over
Props Sound effects Costume
Music Body language Use of voice
Colour Lighting Composition
Illustration Design Font

Candidates are encouraged to write a concise response of no more than 550–600 words (3–4 pages). Assessment will be based on the quality of the response rather than its length.


Standard

90851

Subfield

English

Domain

English Written Language

Title

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

Version

2

Number of credits

4

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


English subject page

Examination timetable

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