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Edexcel IGCSE English Language course – Specification A | 1 Year Course

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Live tutor led group lessons
1.5 hours per week
(30 hours in total)
Self-study time 
2 hours per week recommended
Weekly Assignments.

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Weekly sessions on Wednesdays & Thursdays
6pm to 7:30pm (UK time)
Lindsey Smith
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Edexcel IGCSE English Language | Specification A | One Year Course


Students will learn how to comprehend and analyse non-fiction texts that can be found within the Edexcel IGCSE English Language Anthology.

Qualification aims are to enable learners to:
• read a wide range of texts fluently and with good understanding
• read critically and use knowledge gained from wide reading to inform and improve their own
writing
• write effectively and coherently using Standard English appropriately
• use grammar correctly, punctuate and spell accurately
• acquire and apply a wide vocabulary alongside knowledge and understanding of grammatical
terminology, and linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
• listen to and understand spoken language, and use spoken Standard English effectively. Spoken
language will be reported as a separate grade on the learner’s certificate.

Who should enrol on this course?
This course will help students who want to obtain an IGCSE English Language qualification.
Ideal for pupils aged 13 to 18.
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What Will You Learn?

  • How to produce a piece of transactional writing.
  • How to distinguish between different types of transactional writing.
  • How to produce effective, well-written and detailed answers to questions that are based on imaginative and transactional writing. Imaginative writing is to include examples of the five senses, as well as various types of sentence structures and language features.
  • How to analyse writers’ use of various sentence structures, such as compound and complex sentences, exclamatory sentences, declarative sentences, interrogative sentences, language features, target audience,  and the narrative voice, etc.
  • How to synthesise different texts.

Course Content

Part 1. Paper 1 | Section A | Non-fiction texts
IDENTIFYING THE WRITER’S PERSPECTIVE, AUDIENCE AND PURPOSE, LANGUAGE FOR DIFFERENT EFFECTS Imaginative writing - how to use complex and compound sentences, and personification, similes and metaphors in stories

  • Lesson 1. The Danger of a Single Story, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    00:00
  • Lesson 2. A Passage to Africa, George Alagiah
    00:00
  • Lesson 3. The Explorer’s Daughter, Kari Herbert
    00:00
  • Lesson 4. Explorers or boys messing about? Either way, taxpayer gets rescue bill, Steven Morris
    00:00
  • Lesson 5. 127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Aron Ralston
    00:00
  • Lesson 6. Young and dyslexic? You’ve got it going on, Benjamin Zephaniah
    00:00
  • Lesson 7. A Game of Polo with a Headless Goat, Emma Levine
    00:00
  • Lesson 8. Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan, Jamie Zeppa
    00:00
  • Lesson 9. H is for Hawk, Helen Macdonald
    00:00
  • Lesson 10. Chinese Cinderella, Adeline Yen Mah
    00:00

Part 2: Paper 2 | Section A | Poetry and Prose texts
IDENTIFYING THE WRITER’S PERSPECTIVE, AUDIENCE AND PURPOSE, LANGUAGE FOR DIFFERENT EFFECTS Imaginative writing - how to use complex and compound sentences, and personification, similes and metaphors in stories

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