IGCSE English Language
Exam code: 4EB1
Delivery method: Online
IGCSE 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 IGCSE is ideal if you want to study English at A Level, perhaps even with a view to higher education.
IGCSE English Language Overview
Upon successful completion of the exam (as administered by Edexcel), you will have achieved an internationally recognised Edexcel IGCSE English (4EB1) qualification.
IGCSE English Language Outline
This IGCSE 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)
IGCSE English Language Content
Unit 1: Building with Language
Unit 2: Transactional Writing
Unit 3: Discursive, Narrative and Descriptive Writing
Unit 4: Spoken Language (Optional)
- 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.
The Edexcel IGCSE English Language qualification is gained the exam papers are successfully completed.
These exams are administered by Pearson Edexcel. As a private candidate you will sit your exams in an exam centre such as a school, college or private tuition centre.
Use the map below there are a huge number of places where you can sit your exams.
In addition, if you select the added tutor support there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the content, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty. This will ensure you are prepared for the final exams.
Method of study
The IGCSE is delivered online via the Learning Management System (LMS).
The online IGCSE has many features that cannot be printed such as embedded videos, forums and interactive tests.
If you opt for tutor support it also includes Tutor Marked Assessments which you access and submit through the online system.
We highly recommend the additional tutor option to support our IGCSE e-books. For just £35 you will receive tutor feedback and support by email for 12 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the content 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.
How quickly can I complete the IGCSE?
You can complete your IGCSE as quickly or slowly within the 12 months as you choose. The recommended study time for the content is 120 hours. The exam dates are set by the exam boards and for IGCSE English are available in January and May/June each year. This gives you two opportunities to complete the exams during the 12 month IGCSE.