IGCSE English

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IGCSEs are the same as GCSEs and are accepted in just the same way. Designed for students for whom English is their mother tongue, IGCSE First Language English develops the ability to communicate clearly, accurately and effectively in both speech and writing. Students learn how to employ a wide-ranging vocabulary, use correct grammar, spelling and punctuation, and develop a personal style and an awareness of the audience being addressed.

This is a home-study course which is ideal for those who wish to sit GCSEs but prefer to do this via the internet. For this course, students are encouraged to read widely, both for their own enjoyment and to further their awareness of the ways in which Englis…

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IGCSEs are the same as GCSEs and are accepted in just the same way. Designed for students for whom English is their mother tongue, IGCSE First Language English develops the ability to communicate clearly, accurately and effectively in both speech and writing. Students learn how to employ a wide-ranging vocabulary, use correct grammar, spelling and punctuation, and develop a personal style and an awareness of the audience being addressed.

This is a home-study course which is ideal for those who wish to sit GCSEs but prefer to do this via the internet. For this course, students are encouraged to read widely, both for their own enjoyment and to further their awareness of the ways in which English can be used. IGCSE First Language English also develops more general analysis and communication skills such as synthesis, inference, and the ability to order facts and present opinions effectively.

At UK Open Learning we pride ourselves on our friendly and supportive tutors. Your tutor support will start as soon as you receive your course and will be valid for 12 months. All our tutors are highly qualified with extensive experience in supporting distance learning students. You contact your tutor via email and they are responsible for marking assignments answering your questions and guiding you through the course to ensure you are ready for your examinations.

This subject is only available to students whose native language is English. It is not suitable for students whose mother tongue is another language. For these students, there is English as a Second Language, although a course for this specification is not offered by UK Open Learning. To find out more details they should go to the Cambridge website: http://www.cie.org.uk/.

You will have tutor support for 12 months. Please note: Students are reminded that it is their responsibility to find and register with a centre to take the examinations. Please take this into consideration when you are making your study plans.

Common errors, Punctuation rules and conventions, Spelling, Nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs, Sentence structure, Paragraphing, Presentation of essays are all topics that are covered. However, the main thrust of the course is to prepare you for the examinations. To this end the focus on essay planning and writing in coherent sentences and paragraphs whilst employing a variety of styles and a wide vocabulary will be of enormous benefit to you.

Students are reminded that it is their responsibility to find and register with a centre to take the examinations. UK Open Learning cannot take any responsibility for this. The following is a list provided by Cambridge on their website: http://www.cie.org.uk/profiles/students/ukcandidates/#contacts

The awarding body is University of Cambridge International Examinations.

Please note that we will be preparing you only for the examinations options, Papers 2 and 3. These two written papers are the only papers you will need to take to gain an IGCSE. No coursework is required.

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