English Language and Literature develops skills of textual analysis of both literary and non-literary texts. The course is split into four main parts.

  1. Language in cultural context
  2. Language and mass communication
  3. Literature—texts and contexts
  4. Literature – critical study

There is a difference in the evaluation of the standard and the higher level of the course. Higher level students have more lessons and study more texts than the standard level students. In parts 1 and 2, students will study a wide range of texts covering oral, written and visual non-literary texts. Higher level students will study three literary works in part 3 and three literary works in part 4. Standard level students will study two literary works in part 3 and two literary works in part 4.

There are several forms of assessment. They all test the knowledge and understanding of various texts and the ability to identify and understand the effect of stylistic devices. In addition, the students will study how to use the English language appropriately. The various forms of assessment are:

  • Written task 1: Students must complete four written tasks of 800-1000 words each. Higher level students submit two written tasks for external assessment. Standard level students submit one for external assessment.
  • Written task 2: is an analytical text that is a response to a particular question. This is submitted by higher level students only.
  • Paper 1 is an analytical text based on the whole course.
  • Paper 2 is an analytical text based on part three of the course.
  • Formal Oral Activity: Students complete at least two oral activities on part one and two. One is used for assessment.
  • Individual Oral Commentary: is based on part 4 of the course. It is recorded and sent for external assessment.

av Lauritsen, Vibeke, publisert 6. oktober 2013 | Skriv ut siden