Assessment Specifications

Level 2 English 2019

General information

Domain

English Written Language

Mode of Assessment

Written Examination

Standards

91098  91099  91100

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

91098

Title

Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by 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 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 five pages (or about 750 words) in length.



Standard

91099

Title

Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by 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 five pages (or about 750 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

91100

Title

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