English NCEA Level 2



This subject leads to an approved UE course of study. The NCEA Level 2 English standards listed below marked (R) count as Reading credits and the standards marked (W) as Writing credits towards University Entrance Literacy. Standards marked (R/W) count as either Reading or Writing credits (but not both). A minimum of 5 Reading and 5 Writing credits are required to achieve UE Literacy. Credits may also be gained from approved standards offered in a range of other subjects as well as English. Students applying to the University of Auckland also require at least 17 credits in English at NCEA Level 2 or 3.


The 12ENG course is for students with sound English skills. Students who are in an 11ENL class must choose 12ENL. Students in 11ENG classes who have struggled with the 11ENG course should consult their English teacher or the Head of English about which Year 12 English course is best for them.

Course Description:

This course builds on the skills developed in the NCEA Level 1 English course, including response to studied and unfamiliar texts, formal and creative writing, close viewing of film, and speech. Students will be assessed in a range of internally and externally assessed Achievement Standards.

Achievement Standards:

291098(R/W)English 2.1 - Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence4ExternalCompulsory
291099(W)English 2.2 - Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by evidence4ExternalCompulsory
291100(R/W)English 2.3 - Analyse significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, supported by evidence4ExternalCompulsory
291101(W)English 2.4 - Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writing6InternalCompulsory
291102English 2.5 - Construct and deliver a crafted and controlled oral text3InternalCompulsory
291107English 2.10 - Analyse aspects of visual and/or oral text(s) through close viewing and/or listening, supported by evidence3InternalCompulsory

Assessment Summary: