The IGCSE Edexcel English Language A content features an appropriate, updated and engaging selection of texts ranging from British heritage to global cultures. Anthology texts are exciting and suitable for all students, due to the diverse range of authors included. The texts to be studied comprise poetry and prose as well as non-fiction literature
Students will study non-fiction texts focusing on transactional writing skills. Students will improve their reading skills with a mixture of
questions related to their anthology and one unseen text.
Poetry and Prose Texts / Imaginative Writing
40% of the international GCSE
Total of 60 marks
Assignment A: Essay question based on two poetry or two
prose texts. 30 marks available.
Two pieces of written coursework.
Assignment B: Imaginative Writing. 30 marks available.
Students will be provided with poetry and prose texts.
Paper 1: Non-fiction Texts and Transactional Writing
60% of the International GCSE
Total of 90 marks
Section A: Reading – A mixture of questions relating to the
anthology and one unseen extract. Total of 45 marks.
Examination duration is 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Section B: Transactional Writing – A choice of writing tasks,
focusing on purpose, audience and form. Total of 45 marks.
Students will be provided with the anthology text in the
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