The study of English enables students to extend their English language skills through thinking, listening, speaking, reading, viewing and writing. Students develop their ability to create and analyse texts, moving from interpretation to reflection and critical analysis. Students studying English become confident, articulate and critically aware communicators, and further develop a sense of themselves, their world and their place within it. English also helps equip students for participation in a democratic society and the global community, as the study of Unit 3 and 4 English aims to allow students to expand their use of the English language so they can meet the demands of future workplaces and further study. Students develop the skills needed to communicate ideas, feelings, observations and information effectively, in both written and oral forms. The study of a variety of visual and written texts allows them to gain a deeper understanding of how writers make choices about language for different purposes.