English Language IGCSE Edexcel

Length of course: 5 half-day sessions
Boards: Edexcel 4EA1 

This course is suitable for Year 11 students sitting English IGCSE with Edexcel (Specification A). This specification has two options. Students who are not submitting coursework should attend all five sessions. Students who are submitting coursework will not need to attend Thursday and Friday 11:00-12:30.

Students attending Paper 1 sessions only will be charged a pro-rata rate.

Monday - Wednesday 9:00 - 12:30
Thursday-Friday 9:00-10:30

Thursday - Friday 11:00 - 12:30

Paper 1

Reading

Revising how to answer questions that test understanding of an unprepared reading passage and a passage from Part 1 of the Pearson Edexcel International GCSE English Anthology

Writing

Revising how to complete a 45-mark writing task involving a given audience, form or purpose.

Paper 1 is compulsory for all students.

Reading

Revising how to answer questions that test understanding from Part 2 of the Pearson Edexcel International GCSE English Anthology. 

Writing

Revising how to complete a choice of tasks that test writing to explore, imagine, entertain and writing to argue, persuade, advise.

Paper 2 is not compulsory. Students who have completed written coursework will not sit this exam and therefore will not need to attend this part of the course.

 

Reading

  • Reading and understanding texts with insight and engagement
  • Developing and sustaining interpretations of writers’ ideas and perspectives
  • Understanding and making some evaluation of how writers use linguistic and structural devices to achieve their effects.

Writing

  • Communicating clearly and appropriately, using and adapting forms for different readers
  • and purposes
  • Organising ideas into sentences, paragraphs and whole texts using a variety of linguistic and structural features
  • Using a range of sentence structures effectively, with accurate punctuation and spelling.