Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Year 8 English

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 27960421

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 7 English or ESOL

Learners will approach texts and skills through the lens of a certain theme each term. They will make real-world connections and improve literacy skills through writing, speaking, and reading.

Topics include:

Film study and film language

Novel study and close reading of unfamiliar text

Writing - formal and creative

Oral presentation

Learning Areas:


Assessment Information

Film Techniques and their Effects 4 credits
Formal Writing 5 credits
Unfamiliar Written Text Features and their Effects 5 credits
Speaking Skills 4 credits


Year 9 English

Career Pathways

Cook, Holiday Park Manager, Sales Representative, Accountant, Auditor, Diversional and Recreational Therapist, Actor, Actuary, Acupuncturist, Office Administrator, Finance Manager, Receptionist, Advertising Specialist, Copywriter, Sales and Marketing Manager, Survey Technician, Aeronautical Engineer, Aeroplane Pilot, Registered Nurse, Air Force Aviator

Course Costs and Equipment

$20 for Education Perfect and photocopying


Although we aim to enable every learner to have the course that they prefer,  limited places or learning requirements may restrict learners' choices.