The English course develops language equally through reading, writing and speaking. Students encounter increasingly sophisticated texts, (both print and non-print), which call upon mature responses both to what is being said and the ways in which it is said. The examination of media texts and their techniques of persuasion alert students to varieties of argument as well as schooling them in higher level comprehension.
Students are encouraged to write confidently and to craft their writing attentively. Experimentation with different voices, structures and genres is encouraged. The strategies of argument, the establishment of contentions, awareness of bias and use of supporting evidence are all part of the construction of sound essay writing technique. Students are asked to write personally and analytically. The need to be a confident speaker is central to this programme and opportunities to enable students to become articulate are built into the course.
1. Text Response (30%)
2. Writing (30%)
3. Oral Communication (10%)
4. Examination (30%)