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English 90849 (1.1) & 90850 (1.2) - Essay Writing


This course covers Essay Writing for English Level 1, AS 90849, Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s) using supporting evidence and AS 90850, Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), using supporting evidence.

Areas covered include the following:

  • Analysing exemplers
  • How to approach a question
  • Choosing the best question
  • Planning answers
  • Writing practice
  • Marking criteria

Please bring your English books, folders and notes to class.


Target Audience

All NCEA Level 1 Students


In order to benefit from this workshop, it is important that you do the following prior to the class date:

1. Email the name of the texts you have studied and are writing about for the written/visual text(s). Please email these information to

2. If applicable, please re-view the film or video to refresh your memory.

3. Please bring your English books/ folders/ notes to class.

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