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The Cambridge International AS Level English General Paper encourages learners to engage with a variety of topics, including knowledge and understanding gained from study of other subjects. They learn to become confident in analysing knowledge and opinion from a variety of sources, to build arguments and to communicate through written English.
The Cambridge International AS Level English General Paper enables learners to develop these skills which are of great use for further study and employment. This syllabus replaces Cambridge AS Level General Paper (8001) and Cambridge AS Level General Paper (8004) from 2019 onwards. The last series for Cambridge AS Level General Paper (8001) and Cambridge AS Level General Paper (8004) will be November 2018.
The syllabus year refers to the year in which the examination will be taken.
For some subjects, the syllabus states that Grade Descriptions will be made available after first assessment in 2020 or 2021.
Publication of grade descriptions for these syllabuses has been delayed. This is to make sure that grade descriptions reflect examination outcomes appropriately and are based on the full range of candidate performance after the 2020 and 2021 series.
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