First language English IGCSE
The IGCSE is an international version of the traditional GCSE and is widely recognised by universities and employers. This course is suitable for students who wish to gain a C grade or above, which is the requirement for entry to most university courses.
Written Coursework (40% of assessment)
• 500 – 800 word informative, analytical and/or argumentative writing, e.g. editorial
• 500 – 800 word imaginative, descriptive and/or narrative writing, e.g. short story
• 500 – 800 word analysis of a non-fiction text, e.g. an essay on a magazine article
Spoken and Listening Exam
A presentation in front of the teacher/examiner followed by questions based on your presentation. 10 minutes in total.
Examination (40% of assessment)
• 2 hour examination
• Three questions testing understanding of purposes, techniques, meanings, and implications in two written texts.
Cambridge International Examinations
Minimum entry requirements:
If your main programme of study is a level 3, but you haven’t got a grade C for GCSE English Language
With any level 3 programme
• Writing for specific audiences and purposes
• Close reading and analysis
• Spoken communication skills – group discussions and presentation
Assessed by a mixture of external examinations and coursework