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course in English is intended to give students a high level of competence in English with an emphasis on the study of literary texts and will provide extensive exposure to a variety of rich texts of world literature as well as to Indian writings in English, including classics, and develop sensitivity to the creative and imaginative uses of English and give them a taste for reading with delight and discernment.

Further, the ISC syllabus in English aims to:

  • 1) To develop habits of:
    • Clear articulate expression, using accepted syntactical forms and structures, with a firm grasp of idiom;
    • Critical thinking, involving assessment and analysis of the written material provided.
  • To develop the capacity to critically and innovatively examine and to assess the value of passages of argumentative writing, to consider the assumptions upon which the arguments rest and to trace the implications that follow.
  • To develop adequate and appropriate vocabulary.
  • To develop the ability to comprehend and appreciate good prose.
  • To develop an appreciation of literature through a critical study of selected literary works.
  • To help students achieve through the study of literature, an understanding of the study of man.
  • To create an interest in the warp of thought which differs from that of the group to which the student belongs.
  • To develop the power of expression.

ISC English Syllabus

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