English Language AS - 9093



This subject is equivalent to a subject on the ‘approved list’ for University Entrance. Grade E or better at AS will be sufficient to satisfy the minimum Literacy requirements for University Entrance. Students applying to the University of Auckland will require a Grade D or better.

Recommended Background:

English Literature IGCSE pass – at least ‘D’ or above. A student not meeting this standard must have permission from the Faculty Head.

Course Description:

Students undertake a robust study of a range of texts from different genres. They are required to show a critical appreciation of the texts and the way writers use language to shape meaning. Students are also required to write their own compositions in a range of styles and genres. Note: This course leads to English Language A Level.


Paper 13 Passages External Compulsory Weighting: 50%
Paper 23 Composition External Compulsory Weighting: 50%