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Welcome to igcse english

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

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