English Language And Literature

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Cambridge International AS Language and Literature in English will provide learners with the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to produce writing to specific briefs and for given audiences. They will also gain further knowledge and understanding of international poetry, prose and drama.

Students take two papers for this course.

Paper 1 - English Language:

  1. Text and Context: A text is a coherent unit of language, but its meaning is influenced by the circumstances of its production, communication, and reception. Understanding context is essential in interpreting a text.
  2. Meaning and Style: Analyzing linguistic elements and their combinations to create meaning. Choices regarding form, structure, and language contribute to the distinctive style of a text.
  3. Audience: Identifying and analyzing strategies writers use to communicate with their intended audience. Recognizing and predicting audience responses is crucial for effective communication.
  4. Creativity: Demonstrating creativity in writing for specific purposes and audiences, interpreting challenging texts, and acquiring language in various contexts.

Paper 2 - Literature in English:

  1. Language: Exploring the use of language in literary texts and understanding how literary techniques contribute to a reader's analysis and comprehension of the text.
  2. Form: Considering how writers use or deviate from literary conventions in prose, poetry, and drama to convey meaning and create effects.
  3. Structure: Analyzing the organization, shape, and development of a text or passage and how it enhances the reader's understanding of its meaning and effects.
  4. Genre: Exploring the characteristics of different text types, such as tragedy, comedy, and satire.
  5. Context: Investigating the relationship between a text and its historical, social, and cultural background to gain insights into its interpretation.
  6. Style: Analyzing the writer's use of language and style across various forms, genres, and periods and how it contributes to meaning and effects for different audiences.
  7. Interpretation: Evaluating and explaining different ideas within a text, fostering critical thinking and deeper understanding.

In studying for the Language component of the syllabus, learners will be able to practise sustained, accurate, fluent and consistent writing. They will produce informed responses, appropriate to the specific form, style, context and audience.

Comprehensive Study Material:

Our focus is ensuring mastery of concepts and not memorization. Our study materials bundle is simple to go over after class, yet concomitantly entails all essential knowledge needed for the subject.

Organised Study Schedule:

Students require individualised guidance, with constant motivation, clear expectations and deadlines to reach their maximum potential in a subject. Our instructors do so by directing them through personalised study roadmaps, and by fostering accountability and discipline in students through regular engagement and practice.

Practice with past papers and mock exams:

While students do fall behind in their grade due to gaps in knowledge of concepts

Regular review and student evaluation:

Helps make students ready for the Exam day. Regular review and evaluation reduces overall stress and boosts confidence. Students thus feel ready than ever to tackle the exam!

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Paper 1 Writing

Knowledge and Understanding Candidates should be prepared to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

Paper 2 Drama, Poetry, and Prose

Students read from a list of set books. Reading lists change on a rotational basis. Discuss with your tutor before choosing the list of books to read.

At UniHawk, our instructors will provide you with a wide array of resources alongside continual guidance. Here’s a sneak peak for you:

To develop these skills, students require guided practice. Here, a common way is working with past papers. It benefits them immensely when they receive expert insight and strategies while doing past papers.

Regular review and student evaluation: Helps make students ready for the Exam day. Regular review and evaluation reduces overall stress and boosts confidence. Students thus feel ready than ever to tackle the exam!