The IGCSE English
Language course will make sure you have a sound grasp of
both written and spoken English. Employers expect and
need their employees to be able to communicate
effectively, and when you study English for the IGCSE
English Language qualification you will learn the
principles of English grammar and other aspects of the
language which show you can be relied upon to handle
business communications, both verbally and in writing.
The IGCSE English course is a must no matter what your
In the IGCSE English course you'll take your knowledge
of the English language back to the basics and learn the
rules of grammar and the intricacies of punctuation.
You will also learn to write concisely and with clarity and will apply this knowledge to a number of practical writing tasks, such as report and letter writing. This will allow you to increase your command of English and to express yourself more confidently.
The study of English is about more than business, and to broaden your skills and confidence you will also study a variety of texts as part of the IGCSE English course, analysing content and writing style. You'll also work on developing your own style through a number of creative writing exercises.
What you will learn in the IGCSE English Language course will have a long-lasting effect on your career. No matter what the profession, job and promotion opportunities will always favour those who can speak clearly and fluently and express their thoughts clearly and convincingly in writing. Your English study will be an asset throughout your life, no matter what career you enter.
This course prepares students for the Edexcel IGCSE
English Language B syllabus 4EB0 for examinations in
June 2013, and later years. For examination details see
Assessment under our Course Overview section.
Key topics studied throughout this course include:
- This section of the course covers the basic English
skills that you will need in order to complete the rest
of the course successfully. There are no specific
questions on spelling and punctuation in the
examination, but you will be expected to punctuate and
spell correctly, as well as write good, grammatical
- Key topics within this section include Different Kinds
of Language, Nouns, Pronouns and Verbs, Punctuation,
Paragraphs, Spelling and Vocabulary.
- In the examination you will be asked questions to
assess your understanding and response to a variety of
texts. This section of the course will teach you how to
select information from this material and present it in
short paragraphs or in sets of statements.
- Key topics within this section include Reading Skills,
Assessing the Structure and Skill of an Argument,
Presenting Arguments Objectively and Analysis of
Writing to Specific Guidelines
- This section of the course will teach you how to write
according to clear guidelines: for example, to write a
letter, a report or a newspaper article.
- Key topics studied within this section include
Transactional Writing, covering Formal and Informal
Letters; Writing a Report; Article and Diary Entry;
Writing Arguments, and Writing to Persuade.
- In the final section of the course you will pull
together all the skills and techniques you have studied
throughout the course and apply them to produce an
original piece of writing.
- Key topics studied include Personal/Expressive
Writing, Transactional or Functional Writing and
- You can either pay for your course in full or opt for
a monthly payment plan.
- Standard Course Fee: £500/month for a combination of 5
courses that includes English Language.
- You can speak to one of our course advisors now for
payment plans. Contact Us
- Please note that you are responsible for making your
own exam arrangements. You will have to pay an
examination fee as well as a centre fee which will vary
depending on exam centre.
- Find out more information about arranging your
You don't need any previous experience or qualifications
to enrol in our IGCSE English Language course. Every
possible effort has been made to make this type of
education as accessible as possible.
The format is as follows:
This will be in the form of on campus tests under the
supervision of the tutor. They will be conducted as you
progress through the course and will be designed to test
knowledge of the material taught.
- The IGCSE English Language exam consists of one
three-hour examination paper which is set and marked by
- The exam paper (4EB0/01) contains three sections: A, B
- You will be provided with source material in the form
of an extracts booklet which is distributed at the same
time as the examination paper.
- The total number of marks available is 100.
No coursework is required as part of the assessment for
this course. It is 100% exam based
Examinations will be held every June.
Period for study/support is 12 months. During this time,
you will have full access to data and information
relevant to your course. However, you will have to be on
campus to access on line data.
An IGCSE in English will give you vital skills that can lead onto A Level and further studies in English, eventually leading to a career in one of its associated fields. If you want to enter or progress in employment, you'll find your IGCSE English Language will demonstrate to employers that you have the ability to commit to learning, and have acquired good reasoning and analytical skills - essential in practically every walk of life.