Advanced Level: A two-year course comprising language, linguistics, literature studies and critical skills. The literature component consists of a Shakespearean play, two novels and selected poems. An oral component is also included.
Intermediate Level: The students consolidate the knowledge gained at SEC level and extend it to include more advanced concepts. However, these concepts will not be treated with the same rigour and at the same depth as in the English Advanced level course. The Intermediate course enables students to develop their reading, communication and analytical skills including the ability to understand the interplay between characters, plot and ideas in the literary texts being studied. An oral and a linguistic component are also included.
SEC level: Revision courses leading to a SEC level certificate.
You can study English at:
A minimum of grade 5 at SEC Level or equivalent is required. It is beneficial for candidates to hold a pass in English Literature
|2 years||1st Year – 5 lessons per week 2nd Year – 6 lessons per week||1 tutorial per week|
A minimum of grade 5 at SEC Level or equivalent in English language.
|2 years||3 lessons per week||N/A|
Subject must have been studied at SEC Level
|1 year||4/5 lessons per week||N/A|
The literary texts studied at GCHSS are the following:
- Atonement – Ian McEwan
- The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
- Othello – William Shakespeare
- The Poems of Wilfred Owen
Selection from – Twentieth-Century Stories, World Stories, Crime Stories.
Further Studies/Career Opportunities
- A qualification in English is an essential tool for practically all career or academic paths.