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What are the differences between 0627 and 0990? »

Richard Gent | Tuesday February 04, 2020

Categories: KS4, Cambridge iGCSE, Introduction, Cambridge iGCSE English, 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, Hot Entries, Writing, Comparing & Contrasting, Contextual Linking, Contextual Research, Informative Account

IGCSE Overview What are the differences between 0627 and 0990? Syllabus 0627 replaced syllabus 0522 for examination from 2017 onwards Paper 1 and Paper 2 are graded using a numerical grading scale of 9–1 Paper 1  0627 Reading Passages is 2 hours 10 minutes and is worth 50% of the total marks. There are three questions: Comprehension; Summary; Comprehension and Comparison. The three unseen passages for Paper 1 will be taken from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. In Syllabus 0990… [ read full article ] »

GCSE English Teaching Guide to Descriptive Writing »

Beth Kemp | Monday October 14, 2013

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE Generic Skills, Edexcel GCSE Skills Resources, EDEXCEL iGCSE, Edexcel iGCSE Generic Skills , Edexcel iGCSE Skills Resources, OCR GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Hot Entries, Writing, Descriptive Writing, AQA GCSE Generic Skills, AQA GCSE Skills Resources, OCR GCSE Generic Skills, OCR GCSE Skills Resources, WJEC GCSE Generic Skills, WJEC GCSE Skills Resources, Introduction, Cambridge iGCSE English

Tips for Teaching Descriptive Writing for GCSE/IGCSE This guide examines the skill of writing descriptively quite broadly, with teaching ideas to explore and refine particular aspects of that skill (i.e. sensory description, effective imagery, avoiding writing a list of incomplete sentences, moving around the scene, writing from a neutral third person position - seen as crucial in some specifications). The various GCSE and Certificate/IGCSE specifications have slightly different requirements for… [ read full article ] »

An Introduction to iGCSE English Language »

Beth Kemp | Friday May 24, 2013

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, Hot Entries, Introduction, Cambridge iGCSE English

Thinking of changing to Cambridge iGCSE for English Language? Since this specification was approved for inclusion in league tables (provided that an English Literature qualification is also taken in KS4), more and more UK centres are opting for it. This guide will explore some of the reasons for this, and offer comparisons to the standard English Language GCSEs. Please note that the specification has recently been revised, and this guide deals with the version to be assessed from 2015. A section… [ read full article ] »