English is a compulsory subject at Nelson College for Year 9 to Year 12 students and an optional subject in Year 13. Our courses are designed to be enjoyable and challenging for students of all skill levels and we hope to instil a life-time love of language and literature.
Junior curriculum: Junior students are introduced to English as an academic subject through a theme based programme. Lessons are grounded in the teaching of core literacy skills and we provide support for students with literacy problems through the learning support class, the Lexia programme and targeted reading tuition.
Senior curriculum: Senior students (Year 11 – Year 13) are placed in tailored courses designed to provide the best chance of success and work towards NCEA qualifications.
We also provide enrichment opportunities which begin in Year 9 and culminate with a Scholarship programme in Year 13.
Faculty Leader: Catherine Elliott
Media Studies is a senior subject offered to students in Years 11, 12 and 13. Students work towards NCEA qualifications and can enter NZ Scholarship in Year 13.
Students explore and investigate film genres and industries by looking at how they shape our society. They learn new skills in scriptwriting, narrative development, pre-production skills and in using camera equipment and editing software to create content. We make music videos, short films and documentaries and enter them into the Nelson College Film Festival and the Briefs Film festival.
Many courses and career pathways lead on from this subject. Click on the poster for more information.
Teacher in charge: Christina Naughton