Oxford Home Schooling’s English IGCSE course is designed to prepare students for the Edexcel IGCSE in English Language (Specification A) for examination in June 2014 or later years. There is no coursework.
We have chosen this syllabus as it is the most suited to Home Education. The Edexcel IGCSE English Specification A encourages students to improve their language skills and understanding of literature.
The emphasis is on language skills, and students will learn to understand and respond to what they read and experience. Students are encouraged to use relevant vocabulary, correct grammar, spelling and punctuation, and to demonstrate a sense of style and an awareness of audience.
Through reading, students will learn to understand and collate meanings, summarize, paraphrase, and understand how writers achieve effects.
Through writing students will learn to articulate their own experience; express thought, feelings and imagined ideas clearly; order and present facts, ideas and opinions; understand and use vocabulary and register appropriate to audience and context; use grammatical structures, paragraphs, sentences, punctuation and spelling accurately and effectively.
The syllabus also promotes students’ personal development, and helps them explore wider areas of human concern.
This course is suitable for students who
Each lesson of the English IGCSE course begins with a set of clearly-stated aims and an explanation of its place in the overall programme of study. Effective learning is encouraged through frequent activities and self-assessment questions, and there is guidance for the preparation of the Anthology to be used in the exam.
The English IGCSE course is divided into modules as follows:
Part 1: Language Skills
Part 2: Anthology Texts
To access the Edexcel Anthology texts via the link above, click on the link to ‘Teacher Resource Materials’ on that page. This will open a list of resources and from that list you can click to download the Anthology texts.
Assessment is by two written examinations. Paper 1 lasts 2 hours 15 minutes, and Paper 2 lasts 1 hour 30 minutes.
Within IGCSE Home Education there are the following subjects