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An overview of the IGCSE English course

An overview of the IGCSE English course

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    Welcome to igcse english Welcome to igcse english Presentation Transcript

    • Welcome toEnglish IGCSE
    • Paper 1: Core (Foundation)Paper 2: Extended (Higher) ReadingPaper 3: WritingPaper 4: CourseworkSpeaking & Listening component
    • Paper 1: Core (Foundation)Paper 2: Extended (Higher) ReadingPaper 3: WritingPaper 4: CourseworkSpeaking & Listening component
    • Paper 2: Extended (Higher) ReadingPaper 4: Coursework
    • Paper 2: Extended (Higher) Reading
      2 stimulus passages of approx. 700-1000 words
      3 continuous writing tasks
      (2 on passage 1, 1 on both passages)
    • Paper 2: Extended (Higher) Reading
      Question 1: (20 marks – R15, W5)
      Candidates respond to passage 1 (quasi-literary)
      Empathetic adoption of persona
      Conversion of genre to -
      (letter, speech, report, newspaper column,
      Magazine article, dialogue)
    • Paper 2: Extended (Higher) Reading
      Question 2: (10 marks)
      Candidates respond to passage 1
      Writer’s effects analysis (sections indicated)
      (detail+ meaning + effect)
      • Which words show x?
      • How does the writer show x about x?
      • How does the writer create atmosphere x?
      • How does the writer make x effective?
      • How do the words and phrases create an x effect?
    • Paper 2: Extended (Higher) Reading
      Question 3: (20 marks - R15, W5)
      Candidates respond to passage 2 (Non-fiction)
      and passage 1
      Selective summary
      (Concise / 15+ points / own words)
    • Not a precis –
      Data selection for response to a specific question
      Not Comparative between the two passages
    • Paper 4: Coursework
      Portfolio of 3 tasks
      500-800 words
      Final mark /50 (40 W + 10 R for 3rd task)
    • Paper 4: Coursework
      1: Informative, analytical, argumentative
    • Paper 4: Coursework
      2: Imaginative, descriptive, narrative
    • Paper 4: Coursework
      3: Evaluative response to text
      Text must be no longer than 1 side A4
      Copy must be submitted to the board
      Should be provocative & targeted
      Candidates must ‘tangle’ with the ideas