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Cambridge International AS & A Level English Language 9093

Summary of course content

Cambridge International AS Level English Language provides learners with opportunities to make critical and informed responses to a wide range of texts. Learners will also demonstrate their ability to produce writing to specific briefs and for given audiences.
Cambridge International A Level English Language learners will also develop a strong foundation in the study of linguistics, focusing on language change, child language acquisition, spoken language, English in the world, and language and the self.
Learners who follow the Cambridge International AS & A Level English Language syllabus will develop the following skills and understanding:

  • sustaining accurate, fluent and consistent writing
    producing informed responses appropriate to the specified form, style, context, and audiences
  • conveying knowledge and understanding from both specific examples and wider studies.

These are highly transferable skills and may help learners in other subject areas, as well as equipping them for higher education or employment.

How the course is assessed


For Cambridge International AS Level English Language, candidates take two papers: Reading and Writing.


For Cambridge International A Level Economics candidates take four papers: Reading, Writing, Language Analysis, Language Topics.

Guided Learning Hours

We design Cambridge International AS & A Level syllabuses based on learners having about 180 guided learning hours for each Cambridge International AS Level and about 360 guided learning hours for a Cambridge International A Level. The number of hours a learner needs to achieve the qualification may vary according to local practice and their previous experience of the subject.

Course code 9093
Level AS/A