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A level English Language - which board?

Discussion in 'English' started by tb9605, Dec 10, 2017.

  1. tb9605

    tb9605 Established commenter

    Hi all

    I want to offer English Language A level in our department next year (we're an International school) and I'm after some advice. so if you have the time to answer any of these questions I'd be very grateful:

    Which board do you teach for A level English Language?
    How do you like it?
    What made you chose it?
    (If you didn't chose it, would you have rather chosen another?)

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    OCR is fantastic. The kids get to learn all about speech, which always goes down well as it's a totally new topic. They get to compare and recast texts, which builds on the Paper 2 task 1 adaptive writing component of CIE IGCSE, then in the second year they get to compare a spoken, written and multi media text in a proper extended essay, on a theme of their choice, which is brilliant. It's hard work for teachers as, unless you stipulate coursework themes, you could end up supervising comparative essays on topics as diverse as female opera singers, football, superheroes, the American Crash or The Notting Hill carnival, but it's fun to supervise and rewarding for them. You will need to gen up on the theoretical topics but people like me and lots of other TESSERs are flogging their resources on TES now, and I can recommend good books.

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