The English language can be used to inspire, motivate, and challenge us in countless different ways. Language is an essential part of the way we interpret and appreciate the world around us! This IGCSE English Language course will enhance your ability to read, engage with and analyse texts of many different forms. We’ll engage you in critical thinking about the different effects and influences writers have on their readers in texts of the 20th and 21st centuries. You’ll also be able to confidently write clearly and concisely in a range of styles and text types, such as letters, reports, and interviews.
This course has been designed to provide learners with an appropriate challenge whilst ensuring that the assessment and texts are, as far as possible, accessible to all students. An English Language IGCSE qualification is useful for almost any career field because written and spoken communication is crucial for human connection and understanding. IGCSEs are the most widely taken qualification in the UK and considered the educational standard for school-leavers.
The English Language is a key asset if you’re interested in any career that involves written and spoken communication and requires a comprehensive grasp of the English language.
If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam for free
Access to our Country-wide network of exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)
Get as much help and support as you want from your personal course tutor via email and phone.
You should allow for between 120 and 150 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.
Our course is delivered via our online learning platform as this provides learners with a dynamic and engaging experience. Don’t worry, if you prefer, you can print the learning materials yourself. The learning resources are in a range of different media including videos, e-books, and online quizzes.
You can enrol today but this course starts on 27/09/20. You will receive your logins to MyOxbridge (our online platform) before this date but won’t be able to access the learning materials until the course officially starts.
You will benefit from our unlimited tutor support for a period of up to 18 months from the date of enrolment.
All enrolments now will be for exams in Summer 2021.
You’ll be required to complete two GCSE standard written exams.
Paper 1: Reading: 2 hours, 80 marks, 50% of IGCSE.
This exam consists of structured and extended writing questions based on three reading texts.
Paper 2: Writing: 2 hours, 80 marks, 50% of IGCSE.
This exam consists of extended writing questions and a composition task.
We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our exam centres around the UK. Check where your closest exam centre is.
During your course, you’ll be required to complete various assignments. These do not contribute towards your final grade but provide you with an opportunity to submit work to your tutor for marking and feedback. This will help you to monitor your progress. There is no coursework to complete.
Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive a GCSE in English Language, issued by CAIE. This syllabus (0990) has been chosen specifically because it is the best suited to distance learning.
Difficulty - Level 2
Entry requirements - GCSE English language assumes a good command of both spoken and written English. The course will expect you to read and analyse a range of texts from 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Therefore this course is not always suitable for those for whom English is not their first language. If you're unsure, get in touch and we can offer you some guidance.
This module aims to develop your reading, analytical, and critical thinking skills as you engage with a range of genres and texts from the twentieth and/or twenty-first century. You’ll be reading literature, fiction and non-fiction, and other forms of writing, such as discursive essays, reviews, and articles.
You’ll focus on writers’ use of language and style, with emphasis on the ways in which writers achieve different effects and influence readers. You’ll also study how influence may include facts, ideas, perspectives, opinions, and bias.
This section will introduce you to a range of writing skills to develop your ability as a writer. You’ll learn to confidently compose texts with a variety of forms and purposes, e.g. descriptive, narrative, discursive, argumentative, and persuasive. Your study will also include a focus on the following text types: letter, report, article, journal, speech, interview, and summary.
We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your questions.
You will have access to your personal tutor, via email, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course to help you get ready for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Assignments are marked by your personal tutor within 5 days. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.
Yes! You study the same curriculum, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is specially designed to be studied from home in your own time.
We are able to offer places at partnership exam centres across the UK for our students, therefore, guaranteeing an exam venue. If you choose to find your own exam centre, you can, you will need to register with them as an external or private candidate. Fees vary across the country so we recommend enquiring prior to enrolment.
You will need to pay separately for your final examinations. Additional texts may also need to be purchased to supplement your learning on the course.
That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).