English Language IGCSE Edexcel

Length of course: 5 half-day sessions
Boards: Edexcel 4EA0

This course is suitable for Year 11 students sitting English IGCSE with Edexcel (Specification A). This specification has two options. For students who are submitting coursework, only sessions Monday-Wednesday are appropriate. Students who are not submitting coursework should attend all five sessions.

Students attending Monday-Wednesday only will be charged a pro-rata rate.

Monday - Wednesday

Paper 1

Thursday - Friday

Paper 2

Reading

Revising how to answer questions that test understanding of an unprepared reading passage and a passage from Section A of the Edexcel Anthology for International GCSE and Certificate Qualifications in English Language and Literature.

Writing

Revising how to complete a short task based on the topic of the Section A reading passage and revising how to tackle a task that requires writing to inform, explain and describe

Paper 1 is compulsory for all students.

Reading

Revising how to answer questions that test understanding of Section B of the Edexcel Anthology International GCSE and Certificate Qualifications in English Language and Literature.

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.