Assessment Specifications

Level 3 English 2021

General information

Method of assessment

Written examination

Standards

91472  91473  91474

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

91472

Subfield

English

Domain

English Written Language

Title

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

Version

1

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 800–900 words (5–6 pages). Assessment will be based on the quality of the response rather than its length.


Standard

91473

Subfield

English

Domain

English Oral Language

Title

Respond critically to specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by evidence

Version

1

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 encouraged to write a concise response of no more than 800–900 words (5–6 pages). Assessment will be based on the quality of the response rather than its length.


Standard

91474

Subfield

English

Domain

English Written Language

Title

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

Version

1

Number of credits

4

Candidates will be required to respond to questions on one prose and one poetry text. The questions will focus on each text individually and on comparison of both texts.


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Examination timetable

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