IGCSE/GCSE English Language

Dates Available
Week 1: Monday 30 March - Friday 3 April
Week 2: Monday 6 - Friday 10 April 
Week 3: Monday 13 - Friday 17 April

All boards

Length of Course
20 hours

9am to 1pm or 2pm to 6pm

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, though where possible we will stream groups.

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)

Revision tips

Preparing for the exams, advice for the final weeks of revision.


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


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