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0990 IGCSE Paper 2 Directed Writing and Composition (examination from 2020) »

Chris Barcock | Friday October 18, 2019

Categories: KS4, Cambridge iGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , IGCSE English Language CIE 0990

Learner Guide

Check and correct your writing to avoid errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar.

Find Practice Exam Paper Here



Paper 2 Advice

Section A Directed Writing

Writing

  • Identify the purpose and form (text type) for the task as you read the question and keep these in mind as you plan and write your answer.
  • Organise your ideas before writing and plan the structure of your...
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0990 IGCSE Paper 1 Reading (examination from 2020) »

Chris Barcock | Friday October 18, 2019

Categories: KS4, Cambridge iGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , IGCSE English Language CIE 0990

Paper 1 Advice


Find Paper 1 Exam Papers Here


Question 1: Comprehension

  • Read Text A carefully before you answer any of the questions.
  • As you deal with each question, look back at the section of the text it is asking about to work out your answer.
  • Make sure you use your own words where the question tells you to do so.
  • Pay attention to the specific evidence the question is asking for,...
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Cambridge IGCSE First Lang Eng Reading Passages Scheme »

Paul Merrell | Saturday June 29, 2019

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

 

Preparing Students for this Examination

 

I would suggest that this question can be answered in several ways

Firstly, the skills that your students will need to do well in Paper 2 are ones that you will, hopefully, be able to build throughout delivering the English Literature and First Language English courses. In reading the literature texts, and completing a variety of writing exercises and through practising comprehension skills, you will be...

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CIE English Language Resources 0990 (9-1) »

Richard Gent | Friday May 03, 2019

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

Assessment and Mark Schemes

How to use

  • At Edusites we think carefully about how teachers use our resources. These assessments have been written by experts and are designed to suit your needs both for this academic year and for future use.

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....
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CIE English Language 0627 (9-1) »

Richard Gent | Friday May 03, 2019

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , IGCSE English Language CIE 0627

Edusites resources for the Cambridge IGCSE 9-1 English Language 0627 are intended to compliment the CIE resources available from the CIE website. To help teach this specifications and for your students to make measurable progress Edusites has engaged some of the best writers and English experts to both write and moderate these materials ensuring that what we bring to you has a carefully constructed for your classroom practice.

Below are links to the three...

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Edexcel IGCSE »

Emily Prentice | Friday April 26, 2019

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

 

Our English teaching support is used in two thirds of the Top 100 Schools and five of the Top Ten Progress 8 Schools. A not-for-profit by teachers for teachers Edusites is committed to supporting all teachers.

Edusites membership empowers teachers to plan effectively, assess accurately and teach with confidence.

Edusites Teacher Guide to Revision of IGCSE English Language and Literature

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Edexcel IGCSE English Language B (9-1) »

Richard Gent | Friday April 26, 2019

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , IGCSE English Language Edexcel B, Hot Entries

Edusites resources for the Edexcel IGCSE English Language B (9-1) are intended to compliment the Edexcel resources available from the Edexcel website. To help teach this specifications and for your students to make measurable progress Edusites has engaged some of the best writers and English experts to both write and moderate these materials ensuring that what we bring to you has a carefully constructed for your classroom practice.

Below are links to...

[ read full article ] »

Edexcel IGCSE English Language B (9-1) Unseen Fiction | Poverty »

pdodd | Friday April 26, 2019

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

Non Fiction Reading Anthology

Paper 1: Section A- Reading – study and analyse selections from a range of texts

Content

Students should read a variety of high-quality, challenging texts, in preparation for responding to unseen extracts 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...

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Edexcel IGCSE English Language B (9-1) Unseen Fiction | Sport and Entertainment »

pdodd | Friday April 26, 2019

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

Non Fiction Reading Anthology

Paper 1: Section A- Reading – study and analyse selections from a range of texts

Content

Students should read a variety of high-quality, challenging texts, in preparation for responding to unseen extracts 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...

[ read full article ] »

Edexcel IGCSE English Language B (9-1) Unseen Fiction | War and Espionage »

Richard Gent | Friday April 26, 2019

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

Non Fiction Reading Anthology

Paper 1: Section A- Reading – study and analyse selections from a range of texts

Content

Students should read a variety of high-quality, challenging texts, in preparation for responding to unseen extracts 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...

[ read full article ] »

Edexcel IGCSE English Language B (9-1) Unseen Fiction | Childhood »

pdodd | Friday April 26, 2019

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

Non Fiction Reading Anthology

Paper 1: Section A- Reading – study and analyse selections from a range of texts

Content

Students should read a variety of high-quality, challenging texts, in preparation for responding to unseen extracts 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...

[ read full article ] »

Edexcel IGCSE English Language B (9-1) Unseen Fiction | Travel »

pdodd | Friday April 26, 2019

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

Non Fiction Reading Anthology

Paper 1: Section A- Reading – study and analyse selections from a range of texts

Content

Students should read a variety of high-quality, challenging texts, in preparation for responding to unseen extracts 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...

[ read full article ] »

Edexcel IGCSE English Language B (9-1) Unseen Fiction | Exploration »

pdodd | Friday April 26, 2019

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

Non Fiction Reading Anthology

Paper 1: Section A- Reading – study and analyse selections from a range of texts

Content

Students should read a variety of high-quality, challenging texts, in preparation for responding to unseen extracts 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...

[ read full article ] »

Edexcel IGCSE English Language B (9-1) Unseen Fiction | Natural Forces and Nature »

pdodd | Friday April 26, 2019

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

Non Fiction Reading Anthology

Paper 1: Section A- Reading – study and analyse selections from a range of texts

Content

Students should read a variety of high-quality, challenging texts, in preparation for responding to unseen extracts 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...

[ read full article ] »

Edexcel IGCSE English Language A (9-1) Unseen Fiction | Experiencing Different Cultures Part 1 »

pdodd | Friday April 26, 2019

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


This resource has been broken into two parts to make it easier for you to cut, paste and edit. Please click on the link below to find the other half of this resource.

Edexcel IGCSE English Language A (9-1) | Experiencing Different Cultures Part 2


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...

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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...

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Edexcel IGCSE English Language A (9-1) Unseen Fiction | Exploration and Adventure Part 1 »

Richard Gent | Friday April 26, 2019

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


This resource has been broken into two parts to make it easier for you to cut, paste and edit. Please click on the link below to find the other half of this resource.

Edexcel IGCSE English Language A (9-1) | Exploration and Adventure Part 2


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...

[ read full article ] »

Edexcel IGCSE English Language A (9-1) Unseen Fiction | Experiencing Different Cultures Part 2 »

pdodd | Friday April 26, 2019

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


This resource has been broken into two parts to make it easier for you to cut, paste and edit. Please click on the link below to find the other half of this resource.

Edexcel IGCSE English Language A (9-1) | Experiencing Different Cultures Part 1


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...

[ read full article ] »

Edexcel IGCSE English Language A (9-1) | Unseen Fiction Anthology »

Richard Gent | Friday April 26, 2019

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

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...
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Edexcel IGCSE English Language A (9-1) Unseen Fiction | Exploration and Adventure Part 2 »

pdodd | Friday April 26, 2019

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


This resource has been broken into two parts to make it easier for you to cut, paste and edit. Please click on the link below to find the other half of this resource.

Edexcel IGCSE English Language A (9-1) | Exploration and Adventure Part 1


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...

[ read full article ] »

Edexcel IGCSE English Language A (9-1) »

Richard Gent | Friday April 26, 2019

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

Edusites resources for the Edexcel IGCSE English Language A (9-1) are intended to compliment the Edexcel resources available from the Edexcel website. To help teach this specifications and for your students to make measurable progress Edusites has engaged some of the best writers and English experts to both write and moderate these materials ensuring that what we bring to you has a carefully constructed for your classroom practice.

Below are links to...

[ read full article ] »

CIE (Cambridge) IGCSE »

Emily Prentice | Wednesday September 26, 2018

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , IGCSE English Language CIE 0627, IGCSE English Language CIE 0990, 9-1 IGCSE English Literature, IGCSE English Literature CIE 0477, Overviews

Cambridge International Examinations

Our English teaching support is used in two thirds of the Top 100 Schools and five of the Top Ten Progress 8 Schools. A not-for-profit by teachers for teachers Edusites is committed to supporting all teachers.

Edusites membership empowers teachers to plan effectively, assess accurately and teach with confidence.

Edusites Teacher Guide to Revision of IGCSE English Language and Literature

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Last Minute English Exam Preparation and Revision »

Richard Gent | Friday May 04, 2018

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry , EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Language 2015, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , 9-1 IGCSE English Literature, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, J351 Component 02: Exploring Effects and Impact, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, Component 2: Non-Fiction Reading & Transactional/Persuasive Writing, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature 2015

Today’s Friday Takeaways are a range of instant use PDFs for GCSE texts, unseen poetry, vocabulary lists and how to improve writing skills. Intended to be used as ‘Aide Memoirs’ for Year 11 as they head for their GCSE exams. Many of our subscribers have laminated them and use them as mats in their classrooms.

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CIE English Language Reading Anthology 0627 (9-1) | Childhood »

pdodd | Friday March 02, 2018

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , IGCSE English Language CIE 0627

For Centres in the UK

For Paper One

Reading Passages

Introduction

From the CIE English Language specification (0627):
The skills covered in the syllabus are outlined below for the different areas of language developed.

Reading

  • Demonstrate understanding of extended texts, and of the words and phrases within them
  • Synthesise, develop, analyse and critically evaluate facts, ideas and opinions
  • Extract appropriate information for specific purposes
  • ...
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Vendetta Short Story Lessons »

ghallahan | Friday January 19, 2018

Categories: Cover Lessons, KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, AQA Spoken Language, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing, Edexcel Spoken Language, EDEXCEL iGCSE, EDEXCEL iGCSE English Language, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing, WJEC Eduqas Spoken Language

Vendetta

Skills for Fiction Language GCSE

  • This unit is one of four focused on the skills needed for the GCSE English Language Fiction assessment objectives
  • Vendetta contains 6 lessons delivered through Online Slides (Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer)
  • Attached resources which will need to be printed for each student and used in each of the 6 lessons
  • This unit which is 1 of 4 is appropriate for mid to long term cover.

In class

  • Each lesson...
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The Twelve Days of Christmas »

pdodd | Wednesday January 03, 2018

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Language 2015, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature 2015

Our Twelve days of Christmas takeaways are Knowledge Organisers for GCSE texts, unseen poetry and how to improve writing skills. These Knowledge Organisers are intended to be used as ‘Aide Memoirs’ for Year 11 as they head for their GCSEs or equally they could be used when introducing a topic. Many of our subscribers have laminated them and use them as mats in their classrooms.

On the first Day of Christmas my true love gave to me

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0990 Mark Scheme Paper 2 Directed Writing and Composition - Generic Marking Principles »

Emily Prentice | Saturday October 21, 2017

Categories: KS4, Cambridge iGCSE, Cambridge iGCSE English, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , IGCSE English Language CIE 0990

Generic Marking Principles

  • These general marking principles must be applied by all examiners when marking candidate answers.
  • They should be applied alongside the specific content of the mark scheme or generic level descriptors for a question.
  • Each question paper and mark scheme will also comply with these marking principles.

Generic Marking Principle 1

Marks must be awarded in line with:

  • The specific content of the mark scheme or the generic...
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Taxi Tales - Creative Writing »

Emily Prentice | Wednesday September 20, 2017

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing, Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing Schemes, Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing Assessment Pack, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing, Paper 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing Assessment Pack, Paper 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing Schemes, Edexcel GCSE Generic Skills, Edexcel GCSE Skills Resources, EDEXCEL iGCSE, EDEXCEL iGCSE English Language, Paper 1 Reading and Writing, Paper 2 Reading and Writing, Edexcel iGCSE Generic Skills , Edexcel iGCSE Skills Resources, Cambridge iGCSE, Cambridge iGCSE English, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , IGCSE English Language CIE 0627, IGCSE English Language CIE 0990, IGCSE English Language Edexcel A, IGCSE English Language Edexcel B, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, J351 Component 01: Communicating Information and Ideas, OCR GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, OCR GCSE Generic Skills, OCR GCSE Skills Resources, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing, Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing Assessment Pack, Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing Schemes

Presented at both The Team English Conference and the ResearchEd National conference this series of resources combine the latest research to improve creative writing. Directed towards improvements for the GCSE English Language Paper this resource can be used in conjunction with any qualification which includes a Creative Writing element.

Based on and including concrete resources to be used in the classroom, Taxi Tales is a practical guide to improve the...

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Cambridge IGCSE English Language Creative Writing »

Paul Merrell | Monday February 09, 2015

Categories: KS4, Cambridge iGCSE, Cambridge iGCSE English, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , IGCSE English Language CIE 0990, Hot Entries, Writing, Creative Writing, Descriptive Writing, Narrative Writing

Associated Resources

Lesson One: Constructing Descriptive Sentences

Learning Objectives

By the end of the lesson students will be able to:

  • To be able to make use of the five senses
  • To be able to develop the opening of a descriptive piece

Starter Activity

Display Edward Hopper’s Night Hawks to the class.

Students have a few minutes to come up with as many adjectives that describe this scene...

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

Richard Gent | Wednesday February 19, 2014

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

For Paper Two- Reading Passages (Extended)

Introduction

From the CIE English Language specification (0990):

The skills covered in the syllabus are outlined below for the different areas of language developed.

Extended

  • demonstrate a precise understanding of extended texts
  • synthesise, develop, analyse and evaluate facts, ideas and opinions
  • effectively summarise, paraphrase and re-express
  • demonstrate understanding of how writers achieve their effects
  • ...
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