ENGLISH LANGUAGE IGCSE COURSE
Approximate Study Time
200 Hours (Self Study)
You can spread the payments for this course
over 4 monthly payments.
Initial payment of £145.00
Followed by 3 monthly
payments of £50.00
Approximate Delivery Time
7 Working Days (Courier Service)
Our English Language IGCSE Course concentrates on language skills and students will learn to understand and respond to what they read and experience. Students are encouraged to use relevant vocabulary, correct grammar, spelling and punctuation, and to demonstrate a sense of style and an awareness of audience.
Through reading, students will learn to understand and collate meanings, summarise, paraphrase, and understand how writers achieve effects.
Through writing students will learn to articulate their own experience; express thought, feelings and imagined ideas clearly; order and present facts, ideas and opinions; understand and use vocabulary and register appropriate to audience and context; use grammatical structures, paragraphs, sentences, punctuation and spelling accurately and effectively.
The syllabus also promotes students' personal development, and helps them explore wider areas of human concern.
The home study courses consist of 6 modules and 22 lessons in total, with 10 Tutor Marked Assessments (including 2 practice examinations).
Part 1 - Language Skills:
- Personal Experience
- Poetry and Prose
- Essay Technique
- Reading and Response
Content and Form
Part 2 - Anthology Texts:
Assessment is by two written examinations.
Paper 1: 2 hours 15 minutes
Paper 2: 1 hour 30 minutes.
No coursework is required.
You will need to download a copy of the Anthology from the Edexcel website which covers the following texts:
‘Touching the Void’ — Joe Simpson
‘Your Guide to Beach Safety’ — RNLI leaflet
‘Climate Change: The Facts’ — (adapted from an article by Kate Ravilious in The Guardian Science Course)
From ‘A Game of Polo with a Headless Goat’ — Emma Levine
From ‘A Passage to Africa’ — George Alagiah
From ‘The Explorer’s Daughter’ — Kari Herbert
‘Explorers, or Boys Messing About’ — Steven Morris (The Guardian)
‘Taking on the World’ — Ellen MacArthur
‘Chinese Cinderella’ — Adeline Yen Mah
Every student receives a personal tutor with whom they need to keep in regular contact. The essential relationship between student and tutor begins with an introductory letter and a telephone call to help decide on a study plan. All tutors are fully qualified teachers holding either a Postgraduate Certificate in Education or a degree in education. So when you enrol on a course you can be assured of the assistance of a professionally qualified subject specific tutor.
We don’t set a limit on how often you can contact your tutor. The advice and encouragement our tutors provide are an important part of your learning experience. You can contact your tutor by Phone, Post or Email. There are tutor-marked assignments (TMA’s) in every course. These help the student consolidate the learning he or she has done and prepare for examinations. All tutors have a local rate telephone number such as a 0845 number. This means that when you phone your tutor it will only cost you the price of a local call. Whilst you are still actively submitting assignments, you should expect to be in contact with your tutor regularly. Remember, to get the most out of your tutor, you will need to tell them when you need assistance.
Edexcel are currently in the process of putting together a comprehensive list of those centres who provide assistance to private candidates and this will available before the end of the year. For the time being when you send an e-mail, please ensure that you give details of where you live, such as county or postcode and information on what qualifications and specifications you wish to enter.
Nearest Examination Dates:
Please review the IGCSE Overview page
for detailed information on possible examination dates and procedures.
IGCSE Examination Fees:
On average the IGCSE examination fee is approximately £35.00 per subject regardless of the amount of examinations, plus an administration fee which is at the discretion of the examination centre.
Studying from Abroad:
It is possible to study any of our courses from anywhere in the world. The IGCSE is offered to students in over 150 countries. We advise contacting the British Council or your local schools and colleges to enquire if they can offer the Edexcel IGCSE examinations.
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