Day 1: Sunday, September 3rd, 2023 – two 2-hour sessions, morning and afternoon.
Day 2: Sunday, September 10th, 2023 – two 2-hour sessions, morning and afternoon.
Day 3: Sunday, September 17th, 2023 – two 2-hour sessions, morning and afternoon.
Sessions run from 10:00 am-12:00 pm and 2:00 pm-4:00 pm respectively,
AS English Language students write two exams, Paper 1 being the Reading Paper and Paper 2 the Writing/Composition paper. Long experience has shown that the Reading Paper poses considerably greater challenges for all but the strongest students because mastering the skill of textual analysis causes more difficulty than anything else. Furthermore the new syllabus effective from 2021 introduced into the AS syllabus the complex task of comparative commentaries which had previously been found only at A levels. Paper 2, the Writing/Composition Paper, which had previously never had any textual analysis component now does so in the form of a reflective commentary.
Given the above details, it seems essential that any short revision course’s contents be weighted so as to give more attention to Paper 1, the Reading Paper.
More detailed information about what will be done appears below.
PAPER 1 READING
PAPER 2 WRITING/COMPOSITION
Being on an accelerated course, the task of not only completing my English qualification but doing well in it too was daunting to say the least. However, Norman made the process both remarkably effective and efficient. He has the ability to explain difficult concepts in the subject in an easily digestible way while still managing to communicate the precise details that can make English so challenging. Despite his excellent teaching ability, I value Norman most for his personality. His injection of humour made classes enjoyable, his thoughtful discussions on topics often helped my comprehension of the task at hand, and ,perhaps most importantly for myself, provided genuine support and advice when I needed it. He is the perfect mixture of professional and human and I couldn’t be more delighted to have been taught by him.