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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

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  • 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

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  • Component 4 Coursework Marking Grid.docx
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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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A GCSE Student’s Guide to Narrative Writing Skills »

Beverly Abrahams | Thursday June 26, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, AQA English, Unit 3 Creative Texts, AQA GCSE Generic Skills, AQA GCSE Skills Resources, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE Generic Skills, Edexcel GCSE Skills Resources, Edexcel GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, Edexcel English, Edexcel Unit 3 Creative Responses, EDEXCEL iGCSE, EDEXCEL iGCSE English Language, Paper 2 Reading and Writing, Edexcel iGCSE Generic Skills , Edexcel iGCSE Skills Resources, Cambridge iGCSE, English 0500, English 0522, Cambridge iGCSE English, OCR GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Hot Entries, OCR GCSE Generic Skills, OCR GCSE Skills Resources, WJEC GCSE Generic Skills, WJEC GCSE Skills Resources

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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.

Objective

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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A GCSE Guide to Argumentative Writing Skills: Introducing an Essay »

Beverly Abrahams | Thursday June 26, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE Generic Skills, Edexcel GCSE Skills Resources, EDEXCEL iGCSE, EDEXCEL iGCSE English Language, Paper 2 Reading and Writing, Edexcel iGCSE Generic Skills , Edexcel iGCSE Skills Resources, OCR GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Hot Entries, Writing, Creative Writing, AQA English Language , Unit 3 Understanding Texts and Creative Writing, AQA GCSE Generic Skills, AQA GCSE Skills Resources, Edexcel English, Edexcel Unit 3 Creative Responses, OCR GCSE English, OCR GCSE Generic Skills, OCR GCSE Skills Resources, WJEC GCSE English Language, WJEC GCSE Generic Skills, WJEC GCSE Skills Resources, English 0522, Cambridge iGCSE English

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Introducing an Essay

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

Where do we start? We all realise the importance of an introduction to an essay. Besides being important because of its content (i.e. ‘what’ it says), it is also important in that it sets the tone for the rest of the essay (i.e. ‘how’ it says it). Therefore, how the introduction is...

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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 descriptive writing, so not everything in this...

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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 at the end will explain the differences from...

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