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Edexcel IGCSE English Language A (9-1) Unseen Fiction | Childhood and Challenges

pdodd | Friday April 26, 2019

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , IGCSE English Language Edexcel A

Non-Fiction Reading Anthology

For Paper One - Non Fiction and Transitional Writing - Section A

Content

Students should read a variety of high-quality, challenging non-fiction texts, in preparation to respond to unseen non-fiction texts in the examination. They should be able to read substantial pieces of writing, including whole and extended texts that make significant demands in terms of content, structure and the quality of the language. Throughout the qualification, students should develop the skills of interpretation and analysis.

Text types studied should include a range of non-fiction forms, such as journalism (for example articles and reviews), speeches, journals and reference book extracts.

Text types should also include literacy non-fiction texts, such as selections from autobiography, letters, obituaries and travel writing. These lists are not exhaustive.

Texts that are essentially transient, such as instant news feeds and advertisements, will not form part of the assessment.

The Pearson Edexcel International GCSE English Anthology is a resource that supports teachers by providing examples of different types of non-fiction text. Students should be encouraged to read beyond the anthology to support their learning.

Pearson Edexcel International GCSE English Anthology

Part 1: Non-fiction Texts Extracts from:

  • FromThe Danger of a Single Story Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • From A Passage to Africa George Alagiah
  • From The Explorer’s Daughter Kari Herbert
  • From Explorers, or boys messing about? Steven Morris
  • From 127 Hours Between a Rock and a Hard Place Aron Ralston
  • From Young and Dyslexic Benjamin Zephaniah
  • From A Game of Polo with a Headless Goat Emma Levine
  • From Beyond the Sky and Earth Jamie Zeppa
  • From H is for Hawk Helen Macdonald
  • From Chinese Cinderella Adeline Yen Mah

The sample texts that have been produced in this Anthology can be used alongside the texts in the Pearson/Edexcel Anthology and they are based...


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