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Cambridge IGCSE First Lang English Component 5: Speaking and Listening Scheme »

Paul Merrell | Wednesday September 02, 2015

Categories: KS4, Cambridge iGCSE, English 0500, English 0522, Hot Entries, Language and Linguistic Analysis, Speaking & Listening, Individual, Group

Component 5 - Speaking and Listening Test Overview

If you follow 0500, Speaking and Listening is an optional component. If you so wish, you may choose to enter candidates for either the Speaking and Listening Test (Component 5) or for the Speaking and Listening Coursework (Component 6). Your students’ marks do not contribute to the overall grade they receive for the written components. Instead, this is separately endorsed on the certificate with a numerical grade: 1 (high) to 5 (low).

If you follow 0522, you again choose between either...

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Cambridge IGCSE First Lang Eng Paper 2: Reading Passages Scheme (Extended) »

Paul Merrell | Monday June 29, 2015

Categories: KS4, Cambridge iGCSE, English 0500, English 0522, Cambridge iGCSE English, Hot Entries

Associated Resources

  • Example First Person Narrative.docx
  • Features of the Narrative Voice.docx
  • Three Non-Fiction Texts - Features of the Narrative Voice.docx
  • When Disaster Strikes Booklet 2014.pdf
  • Into the Valley of the Kings March 2015.pdf
  • iGCSE Overview

    When thinking about Paper 1 (Core) or Paper 2 (Extended) it is probably most helpful, for those of us who have been in teaching for some time, to think about them in terms of Foundation and Higher tiers. Paper 1 (Core) caters for those candidates who may be expecting grades between C-G,...

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Cambridge IGCSE English Language 0500/0522 Component 4 »

Paul Merrell | Monday February 09, 2015

Categories: KS4, Cambridge iGCSE, English 0500, English 0522, Cambridge iGCSE English, OCR GCSE, Hot Entries, Writing, Creative Writing, Descriptive Writing, Narrative Writing

Associated Resources

  • Component 4 Coursework Marking Grid.docx
  • Component 4 Senses Grid.docx
  • Nighthawks Writing Frame.docx

Component 4 Coursework Portfolio - Assignment 2

If you follow 0500, the Coursework Portfolio is worth 50% of the final mark. It is 40% for 0522.

Students will produce 3 pieces of work for their Coursework Portfolio: this guide composes three lessons that should help support pupils through the process of producing a piece of coursework for Assignment 2. This guide also includes examples of Exemplar work from pupils...

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IGCSE English Literature 0486 Teacher’s Guide to Poems of Thomas Hardy »

Paul Merrell | Thursday July 24, 2014

Categories: KS4, Cambridge iGCSE, Cambridge iGCSE English Literature, English Literature 0486, OCR GCSE, Hot Entries, Poetry, Hardy, Selection, Writing, Comparative Analysis, Comparing & Contrasting, Poetry Analysis

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When you begin teaching the Cambridge IGCSE English Literature, you have a choice as to which texts your students will study in order to complete the poetry part of the examination. You can choose to teach a selection of poems by Thomas Hardy:

  • Neutral Tones
  • ‘I Look into My Glass’
  • Drummer Hodge
  • The Darkling Thrush
  • On the Departure Platform
  • The Pine Planters
  • The Convergence of the Twain
  • The Going
  • The Voice
  • At the Word ‘Farewell’
  • During Wind and Rain
  • In Time of ‘The Breaking of Nations’
  • No...
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A GCSE Student’s Guide to Narrative Writing Skills »

Beverly Abrahams | Thursday June 26, 2014

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This guide has been written with the CIE English Unit 0500 and 0522 in mind, but it could be equally useful to introduce and practice narrative writing skills for WJEC, OCR, AQA and Edexcel GCSE and iGCSE.


To develop appropriate writing skills in line with the objectives required by Cambridge International Examinations for Cambridge iGCSE First Language English Syllabus code 0500 and Cambridge International Level 1/Level 2 Certificate First Language English Syllabus code 0522. The ideas below can be...

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GCSE English Spoken Language ‘Defend the Indefensible’ Activity »

Wednesday November 05, 2014

This activity is taken from the First Activity in Lesson Two of the AQA, WJEC Eduqas, OCR & Edexcel GCSE Spoken Language Scheme.

‘Things that irk’

On a piece of A4 paper, ask the students to write down something they really do not like – encourage these suggestions not to be too serious. Use the example of Marmite; things that irk rather than serious issues. Once this is done, collect their responses and distribute them amongst the class so that everyone has someone else’s suggestion.

‘Defend the...

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Cambridge IGCSE English Language Schemes »

Morag Larsen
Friday January 10, 2014

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Cambridge IGCSE First Language English (0522 and 0500)

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