Riccarton High School Riccarton High School

Level 1 English

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss T. Hawes.

Ko te reo te tuakiri
Ko te reo tōku ahurei
Ko te reo te ora

Language is my identity
Language is my uniqueness
Language is life

English is the study, use, and enjoyment of the English language, communicated orally, visually, and in writing, for a range of purposes and audiences and in a variety of forms. It is creative and critical, receptive and productive. In Aotearoa New Zealand, the study of English incorporates mātauranga Māori and considers our place in the Pacific. 2024 will be an exciting year at RHS, as we embark upon this new means of teaching and assessment. Student choice and voice will still remain as well established aspects of our programme, with ākonga selecting from three of the four standards, dependent on their strengths and interests. 

Learning Areas:

Literacy, Te Reo Ingarihi - English


Level 2 English, Level 2 English Language for Practical Purposes, Level 2 Media Studies

Career Pathways

Primary School Teacher, Author, Editor, Communications Professional, Journalist, Managing Director/Chief Executive, Copywriter, Technical Writer, Librarian, Television Presenter, Actor, Radio Presenter, Film/Television Camera Operator, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Artistic Director, Animator/Digital Artist, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Media Producer, Film and Video Editor, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artist, Graphic Designer, Make-up Artist, Legal Executive, Data Analyst, Marketing Specialist, Real Estate Agent, Quantity Surveyor, Advertising Specialist, Sales and Marketing Manager, Sales Representative, Insurance Adviser, Registered Nurse, Bank Worker