Riccarton High School Riccarton High School

Level 3 English for Academic Purposes

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Fry.

Recommended Prior Learning

NCEA Level 1 Literacy

English for Academic Purposes is a course for Year 13 students who want to go on to university or another tertiary course that requires academic English.  The course is aimed at students who have not yet gained University Entrance Literacy in Reading and/or Writing. The skills developed are academic essay writing, oral presentation skills, critical reading analysis as well as analysis of spoken academic text. 

Students will be assessed through three English for Academic Purposes unit standards (17 credits total), two of which provide UE Literacy.  This course is not a UE approved subject.

The course is available to English language learners as well as students for whom English is their main/only language. 

Learning Areas:

English as an Additional Language, Te Reo Ingarihi - English

Career Pathways

Accountant, Finance Manager, Air Traffic Controller, Anaesthetist, Business Analyst, Veterinary Nurse, Artist, Film and Video Editor, Auctioneer, Author