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Interpreting your English Language International GCSE pre-release materials

Advanced Information

The main aim is to help you use your revision time effectively. In the case of English Language, the guidance helps with Paper 1, Section B (Transactional Writing) only.

As you’ll see, the choice you will find in Section B is between a leaflet and a speech, rather than any of the forms of transactional writing that are possible. There is no other information beyond that so the practical effect of this advice is fairly limited and specific

Study the whole course

Our general advice is to complete all lessons but to keep this advice close to hand during the revision process and make sure you are particularly well prepared to answer questions of these types.

Key Takeaways

  • If a topic is not on the list, it does not mean you can ignore it
  • complete all lessons and Tutor Marked Assignments
  • Use the Advanced Information to tailor your revision

Subject Updates

Pearson/Edexcel may issue updated information or additional guidance at any point.  Please check the subject page for English Language regularly.

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R Papers

If you are taking your exams in the following countries

  • Australia
  • Azerbaijan,
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • New Zealand
  • Oman
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Vietnam.

You will be studying for an R paper.

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R papers are papers which are sat by students in different timezones so that they don’t have to take their exams in the middle of the night!

There are different questions and topics in the Advanced Information for R papers.

If you are planning to take your exam in a foreign country, please check with your exam centre which paper you will be taking.  If you are taking an R paper, please discuss how this will affect your revision with your tutor.