English at Cullinane College
What is English about at Cullinane College?
English at Cullinane College is all about allowing all students to be literate and thoughtful members of our community. To allow this to happen we identify the literacy needs of students at an early stage of their secondary career. Individual and class needs are identified to allow all students to critically engage with all text forms, notably those forms involving the computer and the internet. The program we offer is not prescriptive, it allows all students to achieve success in English.
Why study English at Cullinane College?
Students should study English at Cullinane College to enable them to be independent readers and writers and to be critical thinkers. We are surrounded and bombarded by so many images and messages about who we should be and how we should act; an education that encourages people to think and challenge some of the media driven messages that are out there is extremely important. English at Cullinane will give students the tools to do this.
How is the learning area structured at Cullinane College?
The learning area at Cullinane College follows the New Zealand Curriculum. In years 9 and 10 all strands of the English curriculum are covered. An instructional learning approach is being introduced into the department. In the senior school the strands and achievement objectives are assessed by national standards set by NZQA with NCEA.
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