Cambridge English O level subject introduction

The Cambridge O Level English enables students to increase their creativity and to communicate accurately and properly. It also enables the pupils to understand and respond appropriately and imaginatively to what they read and experience.

Why English is an important subject in O level’s

English is a very important subject in o levels knowing that it increases your chances of getting higher education in your homeland as well as abroad. English is also one of the necessary languages used in international communication, the media, and internet resources are almost in English. Learning English is also very important for socializing and helps a lot in your professional life. Furthermore, English is the basic need of a person in today’s life.

O level English Language Past Papers

The Cambridge O Level English Language syllabus & paper make the students capable of accurately & effectively communicate, and to understand and respond appropriately and imaginatively to what they read and experience. They can use different forms of writing to suit a range of objectives and will present that they can understand the content and argument of given texts.

O Level English Preparation at CLA Lahore, PK

The CLA serves you the most thorough and unequivocal English preparation. This subject is especially served for the students who crave to enhance their O Level grade to A*. CLA teaching methodology aims to teach the language step by step in a practical way.

Syllabus: (paper 1 and 2)

Paper 1:

Writing, 1 hour 30 minutes, 60 marks

Paper 1 includes directed writing. This paper has two sections.

Section 1: Directed Writing (30 marks)

  • Candidates are conferred with one task, e.g. write a letter, speech, report, article, that defines and fits the purpose and relevant to the globe of study, work or the community.
  • Candidates should write 200–300 words to tell or persuade a selected audience.
  • A complete of 15 marks are allocated for task fulfillment and 15 marks for language.

 Section 1 tests the subsequent assessment objectives.

Section 2: Composition (30 marks)

  • This is an essay, testing language and content combined.
  • Candidates answer one question from a selection of five essay titles. Candidates will be presented with 1 descriptive, 2 argumentative and 2 narrative essay titles from which to choose.
  • Candidates are suggested to write down the response of between 350 and 500 words.

Paper 2:

Reading 1 hour 45 minutes, 50 marks

Paper 2 requires ‘Reading for ideas.’ This paper has two sections and candidates answer on the question paper.

Section 1: Reading for Ideas (25 marks)

  • Candidates scan a factual text (or texts) of roughly 700 words, e.g. report(s), article(s), advertisement(s), email(s), letter(s).
  • Candidates identify and note down required information, e.g. similarities and differences, or causes and effects, or benefits and drawbacks, or issues and solutions, or actions and consequences.

Example content points are given as steerage to candidates.

  • A total of 12 marks are allocated for content points.
  • Candidates use their notes to write down an outline of between 150 and 180 words.
  • A total of 10 marks are allocated for the summary based on relevance and coherence.
  • Candidates then answer questions to identify examples of a function in the text, e.g. opinions, advice, criticism or warnings.
  • These will be short answer questions worth 3 marks.

Section 2: Reading for Meaning (25 marks)

  • Candidates read a narrative passage (e.g. report, article, story) of around 700 words.
  • Candidates respond to short-answer and multiple-choice questions testing their capability to understand the language (both explicit and implicit meanings).