IGCSE/GCSE English Language
Week 1: Monday 3 March – Friday 7 April
Week 2: Monday 10 – Friday 14 April
Week 3: Monday 17 – Friday 21 April
Length of Course
9am to 1pm
This course provides help with skills useful for the various IGCSE/GCSE English Language exams in their current formats. The course will utlise exercises taken from a variety of examination papers with the aim of meeting the needs of all those who enrol. We cater for both GCSE and IGCSE within the same group.
The following areas will be covered. The length of time spent on each one may vary slightly from the following outline in order to take into account, the specific needs of students within a particular group.
Different types of exam question
An explanation of the different formats of the papers
Exam technique/Essay skills
Timing and structure
What examiners are looking for
The different assessment objectives will be explained
Non-literary and media comprehensions
Analysing language and arguments
Writing from a stimulus
Using specified forms (e.g. diary, letter, talk, leaflet)
Preparing for the exams, advice for the final weeks of revision.