The emphasis in this course is on language skills. Students are encouraged to use relevant vocabulary, correct grammar, spelling and punctuation, and to demonstrate a sense of style and an awareness of audience in their use of language.
SV GCSE English Course enables students to:
- Read a range of material from a variety of sources, including literary material, non-literary material and media
- Read for a variety of purposes with understanding and enjoyment
- Use written English for a variety of purposes such as narration, argument, giving instruction and information, imaginative writing, making reports and demonstrating understanding of content, paying due attention to the appropriateness and quality of written expression.
English Grammar & Syntax
This page contains some basic information about sentence structure (syntax) and sentence types. It also includes examples of common sentence problems in written English. ESL students who understand the information on this page and follow the advice have a better chance of writing well
You will improve your general English writing and listening communication as well as exam techniques, vocabulary, grammar and skills relevant to the First.
What to expect:
- Expand vocabulary areas suitable for general topics & for the specific exam
- Work on grammatical accuracy
- Practise past exam papers: reading, writing & listening
- Marked Written Task
- Teacher: Corina Nasser
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
You can expect some great reads, great debates and fabulous creativity this year.
You can also expect it to be different to GCSE.
Contact time in lessons is just part of the learning process at this level. You need to supplement this with your own time.
There is an expectation that you will use your study periods to work independently. We also expect you to work at home.
We expect three hours of personal study as a minimum each week for English alone.
- Teacher: Corina Nasser
Applied English for Science and Technology
This course is designed to improve students' conversation skills in a scientific- or engineering-oriented setting. Grammar, writing styles and speaking skills specific to students' scientific and engineering areas of interest will be the focus of this course and will be accomplished through discussions of various authentic technical-based texts.
Current content is focused on English pronunciation, with lessons and quizzes for practicing consonants.
- Opportunity to practise and improve spoken English
- Understanding of sentence intonation and stressed and unstressed syllables in spoken English
- English speaking practise sessions in every lesson
An introductory module to the study of Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey, commonly known as the Lakes Poets.
The three main figures of what has become known as the Lakes School were William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Robert Southey. They were associated with several other poets and writers, including Dorothy Wordsworth, Charles Lamb, Charles Lloyd, Hartley Coleridge, John Wilson, and Thomas De Quincey.
This course is based on the Shenzhen University Intermediate A Intensive Reading Book. The book spans twelve chapters, with each chapter providing and average of forty new words and two readings taken from the Chinese Readers Digest.
Suggested requirements for taking the course:
- Knowledge of simple characters and their meanings
- Simple grammar structures
- A year worth of studying Chinese Characters