THE BENEFITS OF STUDYING CAMBRIDGE IGCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Our IGCSE English Language homeschooling course will enable your child to communicate clearly and effectively, and to:
• Employ a wide vocabulary
• Use correct spelling, punctuation and grammar
• Develop a personal writing style
• Write for a variety of audiences
These skills are vital for entry to higher education and in the workplace. A good grade in IGCSE English Language (C or 4 or better) is evidence of these skills. It will satisfy the English Language entrance requirements of universities, and meet the needs of employers everywhere.
We now offer 45-minute, one to one tutorials for IGCSE English. Each tutorial is tailored to the needs of each student and takes place in our online Tutor Room complete with interactive whiteboard.
PRIOR REQUIREMENTS/HOURS OF STUDY
Our course assumes prior study of English for Years 7 – 9 of the English National Curriculum or for an equivalent National Curriculum framework.
The course will take about 180 hours to complete. It may be more or less depending on your child’s learning ability.
THE SYLLABUS AND THE EXAM
The course will prepare your child for the Cambridge IGCSE English Language, syllabus 0500 or 0990. Note below the different Paper numbers for each year.
For exams in 2018/19 there are two written papers:
• Paper 2: Reading
• Paper 3: Directed Writing and Composition
For exams in 2020/21 there are two written papers:
• Paper 1: Reading
• Paper 2: Directed Writing and Composition
Each paper is 2 hours and each accounts for 50% of the grade.