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CIE English Language Resources 0990 (9-1)

Richard Gent | Sunday March 08, 2015

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , IGCSE English Language CIE 0990, Hot Entries, Overviews

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Taking the exams

  • You have a choice of doing the whole paper as a mock or separating the questions for classroom use. We are aware that most schools teach one text and printing the whole paper is unnecessary. Because of this you are able to click on the exam paper and cut the text off the site and paste it onto a word document or PowerPoint. The look of the exam question is not affected by your software.
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  • So using Mansfield Park as an example I would print the extract for my class, pull open the ‘Mansfield Park Exam Questions’ and cut them off the site and put into either a word document or powerpoint slides.

Marking and grading these exams

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  • Each question has a slide show which takes you and your students through the various levels along with indicative content.
  • Of course you can still mark these exam papers using the slides on your own but we wanted to give you the opportunity to run a feedback class which enabled students to see where they could improve their responses.

Paper 1 Reading Passages

Paper 2 Directed Writing and Composition

Section 1: Directed Writing

  • CIE English Language 0990 Reading Passages Exam Extract
  • CIE English Language 0990 Reading Passages Exam Question Section 1

Section 2: Composition

  • CIE English Language 0990 Reading Passages Exam Question Section 2

Printable Complete Paper

  • Edusites Exam Paper: 0990 Paper 2 Directed Writing and Composition
  • Unseen Reading Anthology

    The sample texts that have been produced in this Anthology are paired around similar themes to allow for comparison and they illustrate the range of genres described above. Students should build up in their learning a wide portfolio of sources that they can use beyond this in preparation for the exam.

    Candidates should engage with a range of genres and types, including literature, fiction and non-fiction, and other forms of writing, such as essays, reviews and articles. This study should include focus on writers’ use of language and style and the ways in which writers achieve effects and influence readers. Candidates should study how influence may include fact, ideas, perspectives, opinions and bias.


    CIE English Language Reading Anthology 0990 (9-1) | Reading Passages 1

    1. Poverty
    2. New Ventures
    3. Family Outings
    4. Prisons
    5. Individual Challenges
    6. Working Conditions
    7. School Life

    CIE English Language Reading Anthology 0990 (9-1) | Reading Passages 2

    1. Issues in Education
    2. The British Abroad
    3. Space Travel
    4. Saving the Planet
    5. New Experiences for Children
    6. Climbing Challenges
    7. Arctic Adventures

    CIE English Language Reading Anthology 0990 (9-1) | Reading Passages 3

    1. In Foreign Lands
    2. Walking Adventures
    3. In Dangerous Surroundings
    4. Travel Journals
    5. Visits by the Sea
    6. Challenges for Society

    Cut, edit and paste chapters of this anthology and print for your students


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