English as a First Language iGCSE
Cambridge English as a First Language iGCSE allows students to develop the ability to communicate clearly, accurately and effectivelly when speaking and writing. Students will learn how to use a wide range of vocabulary and the the correct grammar, spelling and punctuation. Also they will develop a personal style and an awareness of the audience being addressed.
This course also develops more general analysis and communication skills such as synthesis, inference, the ability to order facts and present opinions effectively.
The program of study is over two school years.
The final exam is in two parts :
Component 1 – Reading Passages – 50% weighting
Students answer three questions on two passages.
Passage A will be 500-600 words long and Passage B will be 300 – 500 words long.
Component 2 – Directed Writing and Composition – 50% weighting
Students answer one question on a passage or passages totalling 650 – 750 words, and complete a composition task from a choice of four titles.
Both components are externally marked by Cambridge International.