Sixth Form (A Levels)

A Level English Language

Description

The Cambridge A Level English Language syllabus teaches pupils to speak, read, write and comprehend English text. Pupils are taught the rules of grammar and punctuation and how to communicate thier ideas and feelings clearly and correctly. Students learn to employ a wide ranging vocabulary, develop a personal style and an awareness of audience.

The Cambridge AS / A Level English Language syllabus enables pupils to progress on to Cambridge A Level English Language which will open opportunities to study further at university.

Assessment

Teacher assessments are continuous during LIVE TAUGHT lessons, marking of coursework and assignments and summative tests.

Homework

Homework will be given at the end of each week, usually in the form of problems to solve, researching key concepts.

Reporting

Parents have 24 /7 access to all of their children’s coursework. Additionally the school holds 3 parent consultations per year – one each term.

The course follows the current Cambridge International Exam (CIE) A Level 9093 specification.

Passages

The paper contains three questions.Candidates answer two questions: Question 1, andeither Question 2 or Question 3.Questions carry equal marks. Externally  assessed.      50  marks – 2 hours and 15 minutes examination – weighting 25%

Writing

Two sections: Section A and Section B.Candidates answer two questions: one from Section A and one from Section B.Questions carry equal marks. Externally  assessed.      50  marks  – 2 hours examinaton – weighting 25%

Text Analysis

The paper contains two questions.Candidates must answer both questions.Questions carry equal marks.Externally  assessed.      50  marks –  2 hours and 15 minutes examinaton – weighting 25%

Language Topics

The paper contains three questions, each on a separate topic area.Candidates answer two questions.Questions carry equal marks. Externally  assessed.      50  marks – 2 hours and 15 minutes examinaton – weighting 25%

The Teacher

I lоve leаrning оf аll kinds аnd I hоpe tо pаss оn this enthusiаsm tо my students. Eаch persоn leаrns best in his оr her оwn pаrticulаr wаy, sо I prоvide persоnаlised lessоn plаns tо meet the individuаl needs оf my students.

From Mr. Dowling

I am an experienced teacher of English, a poet and writer.

I аm interested in film аnd music, аnd I`m аlwаys trying tо find new mоvies аnd musiciаns.

dr dowling

How to apply

Our school is nearly always full, with very few school places!

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