Welcome to AS Level English Language. During the course, we will engage with a number of different texts (fiction and nonfiction, speeches, novels, short stories, and memoirs) to build our abilities as readers, writers, and critical thinkers with a specific emphasis on building opportunities to study English language and its use in communication.
As we investigate a wide array of forms, we will pay specific attention to language in order to enhance our ability to read and analyse material, gaining further knowledge and understanding of English language features and issues. Moreover, we will dive deeply into our own craft as we develop the skills of writing clearly, accurately, creatively and effectively for different purposes and audiences.
Throughout our course of study, we will:
Keeping the study of language at the forefront of all we do, we will strive to enter into conversation with the texts and authors we read, thus breathing new life into the literature we cover.
Through carefully planned units and lessons, we will engage with the skills needed to be successful in the AS Level qualification.
Each unit focuses on a different set of skills as presented in the AS Level Cambridge English Language Curriculum (Paper 1: Reading and Paper 2: Writing):
Through modelling and productive struggle, we will master each of the skills above.
Furthermore, project-based learning will present the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the skills covered in each unit while preparing for the questions rooted in the exam.
Finally, as we pursue each unit, active effort will be taken by all to connect each lesson to the world around us.
The impact of course together: