St Mary’s College (Wellington) St Mary’s College (Wellington)

Level 2 English: The Written Word

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs B. Gibson.

Recommended Prior Learning

15 Level 1 Achievement Standard credits in English, including AS 90052. Students must choose an English course.

This course covers the three main areas of English: written, visual and oral language. The course follows on from NCEA Level 1 and aims to further develop students' skills of analysis by exploring our place in the world through a range of texts including poetry and the modern novel, while also improving and honing creative and transactional writing skills. 

It delivers the standards for the literacy requirement for University Entrance.

If you think Level 2 English Word Up is the course you should be taking you can submit an Exemption Request. Find the Level 2 English Word Up course through the English Learning Area page.

Learning Areas:


Detailed Subject Outline

Level 3 English: Analyse This, Level 3 English: Communication English, Level 3 English: English in Aotearoa

Career Pathways

Cook, Holiday Park Manager, Sales Representative, Accountant, Auditor, Diversional and Recreational Therapist, Actuary, Acupuncturist, Office Administrator, Finance Manager, Receptionist, Advertising Specialist, Sales and Marketing Manager, Survey Technician, Aeronautical Engineer, Aeroplane Pilot, Registered Nurse, Air Force Aviator, Actor, Copywriter, Author, Technical Writer, Editor, Financial Adviser, Kaiwhakaako Māori, Speech-Language Therapist


All subject selections are provisional only and are subject to:

and the final decision is at the discretion of the Head of Learning Area for that subject.