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What is the difference between the English General Paper 8021 and English Language 9093?

The ways in which each syllabus is examined is different. The best way to appreciate the differences would be to make a direct comparison between the aims of each Syllabus in the Syllabus documents that can be downloaded from the support hub.

The Cambridge International AS Level English General Paper (8021) 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. Please see syllabus here for further details.

Cambridge International AS and A Level English Language (9093) gives learners the opportunity to study English language and its use in contemporary communication. It aims to encourage a critical response to texts in a range of forms, styles and contexts, and to promote skills of communication, reading, research and analysis. Please see 2025 – 2027 syllabus here for further details.

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