ENGLISH

CLASS OF 2020

ENGLISH FUNCTIONAL SKILLS

LEVEL 1 AND LEVEL 2

Course Description:

If you enjoy reading and discussing books, this is the subject for you. We study a variety of texts, which will include novels, poetry and drama, from Shakespeare to the present day. There will be coursework elements in this course.

Click below to view your English Functional Skills Activities for 2020:

Introduction Day 2020

Stormzy Questions

Stormzy Text A

Stormzy Text B

If you have any questions or queries regarding your English Functional Skills course, please don’t hesitate to contact us: english@stvincent.ac.uk

ENGLISH

GCSE

Course Description:

This course is assessed by two, 1¾ hour exams in the summer. These require you to demonstrate your reading and writing skills and your ability to understand language and its effects. This will be marked on the new 1 – 9 Grade system with a Level 4 currently being a pass grade. 

 

Reading 

You will acquire skills in finding implicit and explicit information from texts and develop the ability to critically evaluate pieces of writing. You will also explore why writers use particular language, and what effect this has on your reading of a text. 

 

Writing 

You will expand your writing skills to enable you to write accurately, paying attention to spelling, punctuation and grammar. You will write essays with a particular audience and purpose, and develop your ability to write descriptively. 

If you have any questions or queries regarding your English course, please don’t hesitate to contact us: english@stvincent.ac.uk

ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

A LEVEL

Course Description:

If you are passionate about the creation of Literature and the complexity of the English language, this combined course will help you discover and learn how to create and critique a wide range of texts. You’ll develop in-depth analytical skills that explore the way texts relate to each other and the historical and social context in which they are produced and received. You will be expected to undertake independent studies to develop skills as producers and interpreters of language. You will study six set texts from genres such as prose fiction, poetry and drama.

 

Click below to view your English Language and Literature Activities for 2020:

Guiding Questions – The Handmaid’s Tale 

Handmaid’s Tale Book

Introduction Page

If you have any questions or queries regarding your English Language and Literature course, please don’t hesitate to contact us: english@stvincent.ac.uk

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