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  • IGCSE English

    IGCSE English will widen your vocabulary and improve your punctuation and spelling as well as your grammar. You will work with literary and non-literary material as well as contemporary media.

    • Course Description

      IGCSE English

      Course code: HSIG05

      Delivery method: Online

      Course duration: 12 Months

      Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

      Award achieved: Edexcel IGCSE English

      Awarding body: Edexcel

      IGCSE English will widen your vocabulary and improve your punctuation and spelling as well as your grasp of grammar. You will work with literary and non-literary material as well as contemporary media. You will learn how to use written English in everything from creative writing to structuring reports.

      This course is ideal if you want to study English at A Level, perhaps even with a view to higher education.

    • English course overview

      Upon successful completion of the exam and practical assessments (as administered by Edexcel), you will have achieved an internationally recognised Edexcel IGCSE English (4EBO) qualification.

      Skills gained

      • Reading a wide range of material including everything from literary material to current media.
      • Appreciating the English language and using it for learning and enjoyment.
      • Use English to develop narrative, creative writing, making reports and developing a critical view of the quality of written expression.

      Course outline

      This course is divided into 1 unit:

      Unit 1: English (Specification B) Paper 1 Paper code: 4EBO/01

      Exam Availability: January and June

      Written examination: 2 hours (100 marks)

      You will also sit a:

      Formative Assessment: Activities, multiple choice assessments, short answer and tutor marked mock exam

      Summative Assessment: Final exam sat over a single paper

      Course content

      Unit 1: English

      Module 1: Reading

      Module 2: Reading and writing

      Module 3: Writing

      Module 4: General

      Module 5: Common errors


      The Edexcel IGCSE English qualification is gained once the exam paper is successfully completed. These exams are administered by Edexcel and assessment centre details will be included with your course, as well as practice papers so that you are more than prepared for your assessments.

      In addition, there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the course materials, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty, as well as a range of self-assessments that are indicators that you understand the materials as you work through them. These are for your own information, and do not need to be shown to your course tutor.

      Method of study


      Study anywhere, at a time and pace that suits you, and on any smart device connected to the internet, by selecting our online IGCSE course. Our online courses are delivered in bite-sized sections with lessons, activities and test papers, perfect to squeeze in when you are commuting on the bus or you can work towards gaining your qualification as you eat lunch.

      Delivered on our digital learning environment, you will enjoy a complete learning experience that can travel with you anywhere, without the mess and fuss of heavy paper materials.

      Tutor support

      Our IGCSE courses come with tutor feedback and support by email for 12 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the course whenever you need it. You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.

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      Paper Based

      If the course you have bought is paper based it will be despatched the next working day. You will receive a tracking email and a text with a 1 hour delivery slot.

      What do I do next?

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      Everyone at Absorb wishes you the best of luck on your studying journey! We know it’s both rewarding and challenging and ultimately what a difference that qualification will make to your career path and life.

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