Cambridge iGCSE in English Language

These pages are designed to provide support for students completing the Cambridge iGCSE in English Language at the London Nautical School.

UPDATED: Timetable for Jordans’ Support Tutorials

The student support programme for 2015 is well underway – you can follow the link above to access the specific timetable and there are 4 hour Saturday morning coursework catch-up sessions running throughout January and February. Don’t hesitate to contact us at any time if you need any form of support in the lead up to these all-important exams. No request is too large or too small.

FEBRUARY

Final Deadline for all Controlled Assessments and Coursework:

  • Saturday 7 February, 1pm
MARCH
  • Friday 14 March: Year 11 Practice Examination. 9:00am
  • Every Tuesday: iGCSE Exam Preparation Masterclass – 3:30pm, Room 201
APRIL

Easter Revision Sessions:

MAY
  • Thursday 8 May: English Language (Reading) Examination, 1:30 pm
  • Friday 16 May: English Language (Writing) Examination, 1:30 pm (for students completing the ‘exam-only’ option)

Written Coursework

40% of GCSE

The coursework for the Cambridge iGCSE qualification consists of three pieces of writing which are submitted as part of a single portfolio of work.

Speaking and Listening

20% of GCSE

The speaking and listening component of the Cambridge iGCSE qualification consists of one 12 minute presentation which is submitted as a single recorded presentation/discussion.

Examination

40% of GCSE

Exam Date: Tuesday 5 May – Afternoon

One Paper where candidates answer three questions on two passages of 600–700 words each, linked by a common theme.

Key Resources

IGCSE Component 1: Torture

IGCSE Component 1: Torture

This task requires you to write persuasively in order to communicate your position either for or against the statement: The use of torture is necessary to protect lives. You should consider using language features such as anecdotes, rhetorical questions, triplet...

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Sir Edmund Hillary

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