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English gives you lifelong enjoyment and skills

There is a reason why English is the only subject area in the NZ Curriculum document which talks about enjoyment! We provide our students with the skills, knowledge and motivation to continue creating and appreciating films, books and other texts throughout their lives. The skills taught in English are highly transferable to other subjects, and success in English is fundamental to success across the curriculum.


Students are encouraged to explore and reflect on the ‘big ideas’ raised in texts regarding human nature, society, issues, values and beliefs and the world we live in and to understand the power of language to enrich and shape their own and others’ lives.  The study of New Zealand and world literature contributes to students’ developing sense of identity, their awareness of New Zealand’s bicultural heritage, and their understanding of the world.


Further Study and Careers

The study of English can support a wide range of further study and career options. Many industry trainers and courses prefer entrants to have passed English to at least NCEA Level 2. English complements the study of history and drama, as well as geography, economics, computing, languages, performing arts, art history and practical art subjects. At university level English combines well with these and many other disciplines, including law, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, public policy and business studies.


English can lead to and support a wide range of careers including: lawyer or legal clerk, judge, journalist, TV or radio presenter, researcher, policy analyst, historian, archivist/conservator, librarian, sociologist, linguist, professional translator/interpreter, diplomat, teacher or university lecturer, marketing executive, press secretary or agent, sub-editor, copywriter, actor/performing artist, theatre producer, travel consultant, freelance writer, screen writer, film editor, film director, website administrator, personal assistant, speech-language therapist, and many others.


Click the following link to go to the ŌC English Website: ŌC English



 

 

 



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