Course code: 4EB1
Delivery method: Online
Course duration: 12 Months
Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
Award achieved: Edexcel IGCSE English
Awarding body: Edexcel
IGCSE English will widen your vocabulary and improve your punctuation and spelling as well as your grasp of grammar. You will work with literary and non-literary material as well as contemporary media. You will learn how to use written English in everything from creative writing to structuring reports.
This course is ideal if you want to study English at A Level, perhaps even with a view to higher education.
English course overview
Upon successful completion of the exam and practical assessments (as administered by Edexcel), you will have achieved an internationally recognised Edexcel IGCSE English (4EB1) qualification.
- Reading a wide range of material including everything from literary material to current media.
- Appreciating the English language and using it for learning and enjoyment.
- Use English to develop narrative, creative writing, making reports and developing a critical view of the quality of written expression.
This course is divided into 1 unit:
Unit 1: English (Specification B) Paper 1 Paper code: 4EB1/01
Exam Availability: January and June
Written examination: 3 hours (100 marks)
You will also sit a:
Formative Assessment: Activities, multiple choice assessments, short answer and tutor marked mock exam
Summative Assessment: Final exam sat over a single paper
Unit 1: Building with Language
Unit 2: Transactional Writing
Unit 3: Discursive, Narrative and Descriptive Writing
Unit 4: Spoken Language (Optional)
The Edexcel IGCSE English qualification is gained once the exam paper is successfully completed. These exams are administered by Edexcel and assessment centre details will be included with your course, as well as practice papers so that you are more than prepared for your assessments.
In addition, there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the course materials, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty, as well as a range of self-assessments that are indicators that you understand the materials as you work through them. These are for your own information, and do not need to be shown to your course tutor.
Method of study
The course is primarily an online course using a Learning Management System (LMS).
The online course has many features that cannot be printed such as embedded videos, forums and interactive tests.
The course includes Tutor Marked Assessments which you access and submit through the online system.
Our IGCSE courses come with tutor feedback and support by email for 12 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the course whenever you need it. You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.