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IGCSE English Language

Course Length

One or two years.

The study of English not only provides skill in understanding and communicating effectively but in itself makes accessible a world of ideas and viewpoints from every culture. It underpins the ability of students to express themselves in other subjects, and it balances the disciplines of a range of studies.

The Edexcel International General Certificate of Secondary Education (International GCSE) in English Language (Specification A) is part of a suite of International GCSE qualifications offered by Edexcel.

The Edexcel International GCSE in English Language (Specification A) is designed as a two year course. The specification includes a wide range of reading and writing, and the possibility of both written and oral coursework. The reading requirements of the course are covered in the Pearson Edexcel International GCSE in English Language, for use throughout the course and in the examination.

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The Specification

IGCSE in English Language (Specification A) (4EA1)

Assessment

Route  one – 100% written examination

4EA1/01 Paper 1 Externally assessed written paper 60%
4EA1/02 Paper 2 Externally assessed written paper 40%

 

Route  two – 100% written examination

4EA1/01 Paper 1 Externally assessed written paper 60%
4EA1/03 Paper 2 Internally assessed coursework 40%

Course Content

4EA1/01 Paper 1: Non-fiction Texts and Transactional Writing
• Section A: Reading – a mixture of short and long answer questions related to a non-fiction text from Part 1 of the Pearson Edexcel International GCSE English Anthology and one previously
unseen extract.

Section A of the Pearson Edexcel International GCSE English Anthology.
• Section B: Transactional Writing – one 45 mark writing task, from a choice of two involving a given audience, form or purpose.

4EA1/02 Paper 2: Poetry and Prose Texts and Imaginative Writing
• Section A: Reading – one 30 mark essay question on a poetry or prose text from Part 2 of the Pearson Edexcel International GCSE English Anthology.
• Section B: Imaginative Writing – one 30 mark imaginative writing task from a choice of three.

4EA1/03 Paper 3: Poetry and Prose Texts and Imaginative Writing
• Assignment A – Poetry and prose texts – one 30 mark essay question based on any two poetry or prose texts from Part 2 of the Pearson Edexcel International GCSE English Anthology, including a 6 mark commentary on why these texts were selected.

• Assignment B: Imaginative writing – one 30 mark imaginative writing task.

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• To demonstrate presentation skills in a formal setting, listen and respond to questions and feedback, and use spoken English effectively.

Reading List

Pearson Edexcel International GCSE English

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