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IGCSE English as a Second Language 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.

IGCSE English as a Second Language (ESL)

Exam code: 0993 (Speaking Endorsement), 0991 (Count-in Speaking)

Delivery method: Online

IGCSE duration: 120 hours over 12 Months

Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

Award achieved: Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language

Awarding body: CIE

IGCSE English as a Second Language 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 and also how to speak English.

Our IGCSE English as a Second Language E-Book offers an interactive learning experience to guide you through the IGCSE specification. You can also choose to add one year of tutor support for only £35.

Upon successful completion of the exam (as administered by Cambridge), you will have achieved an internationally recognised Cambridge IGCSE ESL (0993 or 0991) qualification.

Tutor support
 
We highly recommend the additional tutor option to support our IGCSE e-books. For just £35 you will receive tutor feedback and support by email for 12 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the content 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.
 
 
 
  • Better communicative ability in English
  • Improved ability to understand English in a range of everyday situations and in a variety of social registers and styles
  • Greater awareness of the nature of language and language-learning skills
  • Wider international perspective.

The CIE IGCSE English as a Second Language  qualification is gained the exam papers are successfully completed.

These exams are administered by CIE. As a private candidate you will sit your exams in an exam centre such as a school, college or private tuition centre.

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In addition, if you select the added tutor support there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the content, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty. This will ensure you are prepared for the final exams.

The course is primarily an online course using a Learning Management System (LMS).

The online course has many features that cannot be printed such as embedded videos, forums and interactive tests.

The course includes Tutor Marked Assessments which you access and submit through the online system.

More about the course:

IGCSE English (ESL) Outline

This IGCSE is divided into 4 units:

Unit 1: Reading

Unit 2: Writing

Unit 3: Listening

Unit 4: Speaking

Syllabus code 0993 (Speaking Endorsement)

Syllabus code 0993 (Speaking Endorsement)

Core candidates take: 

Paper 1 – 1 hour 30 minutes
Reading and writing 70% 60 marks
Six exercises testing a range of reading and writing skills
Externally assessed

Paper 3 – Approximately 40 minutes
Listening 30% 30 marks
Candidates listen to several short extracts and longer texts, and complete a range of task types, including short answer questions, gap filling, matching, multiple choice and note taking.
Externally assessed.

Extended Candidates take:

Paper 2 – 2 hours
Reading and writing 70% 80 marks
Six exercises testing a range of reading and writing skills
Externally assessed.

Paper 4 – Approximately 50 minutes
Listening 30% 40 marks
Candidates listen to several short extracts and longer texts, and complete a range of task types, including short answer questions, gap filling, matching, multiple choice and note taking.
Externally assessed.

Speaking endorsement:

In syllabus 0993, marks for the Speaking component do not contribute to the overall grade candidates receive for the written components. Instead, where candidates perform to an appropriate standard, certificates record separately the achievements of candidates, with grades pass, merit or distinction for Speaking.

Component 5:

Approximately 10–15 minutes
Speaking Separately endorsed 30 marks
Following a 2–3 minute warm-up conversation, candidates engage in a 6–9 minute discussion with the examiner on a given topic. Internally assessed/externally moderated.

Syllabus code 0991 (Count-in Speaking)

Syllabus code 0991 (Count-in Speaking)

Core Candidates take:

Paper 1 – 1 hour 30 minutes
Reading and writing 60% 60 marks
Six exercises testing a range of reading and writing skills.
Externally assessed.

Paper 3 – Approximately 40 minutes
Listening 20% 30 marks
Candidates listen to several short extracts and longer texts, and complete a range of task types, including short answer questions, gap filling, matching, multiple choice and note taking.
Externally assessed.

Extended Candidates Take:

Paper 2 – 2 hours
Reading and writing 60% 80 marks
Six exercises testing a range of reading and writing skills.
Externally assessed.

Paper 4 – Approximately 50 minutes
Listening 20% 40 marks
Candidates listen to several short extracts and longer texts, and complete a range of task types, including short answer questions, gap filling, matching, multiple choice and note taking.
Externally assessed.

Both core and extended candidates also take:

Component 5 – Approximately 10–15 minutes
Speaking 20% 30 marks
Following a 2–3 minute warm-up conversation, candidates engage in a 6–9 minute discussion with the examiner on a given topic.
Internally assessed/externally moderated.

IGCSE ESL Content - Unit 1

Unit 1: Reading:

Core:

  • Understand factual information and ideas from a range of texts, e.g. leaflets, articles, blogs and webpages
  • Identify relevant information and select correct details from a range of texts
  • Identify ideas, opinions and attitudes from a range of texts and understand the connections between them
  • Show some awareness of what is implied but not directly stated, e.g. gist, purpose and intention

Extended:

  • Understand factual information, abstract ideas and arguments from a range of texts, e.g. leaflets, articles, blogs and webpages
  • Identify relevant information and select correct details from a wide range of texts
  • Identify ideas, opinions and attitudes from a wide range of texts and understand the connections between them
  • Understand what is implied but not directly stated, e.g. gist, purpose and intention

IGCSE ESL Content - Unit 2

Unit 2: Writing

Core

  • Communicate factual information and ideas with appropriate expansion
  • Select and organise relevant information and ideas into paragraphs and use appropriate linking devices
  • Respond to a written stimulus and show awareness of appropriate register and style/format for the given purpose and audience, e.g. a summary, an informal email, an article, a report and a review
  • Produce written texts with an adequate range of language structures (i.e. grammatical and lexical)
  • Produce written texts that show good control of punctuation and spelling

Extended:

  • Communicate factual information, abstract ideas and arguments with good expansion
  • Select and organise relevant information and ideas into coherent paragraphs and use a range of appropriate linking devices
  • Respond to a written stimulus and use appropriate register and style/format for the given purpose and audience, e.g. a summary, an informal email, an article, a report and a review
  • Produce written texts with a wide range of language structures (i.e. grammatical and lexical)
  • Produce written texts that show very good control of punctuation and spelling

IGCSE ESL Content - Unit 3

Unit 3: Listening

Core:

  • Understand factual information and ideas from a range of sources, e.g. recorded phone messages, announcements, dialogues, interviews and formal talks. A variety of voices and accents will be heard in recordings to reflect the various contexts presented.
  • Identify relevant information and select correct details from a range of sources
  • Identify ideas, opinions and attitudes from a range of sources and understand the connections between them
  • Show some awareness of what is implied but not directly stated, e.g. gist, purpose and intention

Extended:

  • Understand factual information, abstract ideas and arguments from a wide range of sources, e.g. recorded phone messages,
    announcements, dialogues, informal conversations, interviews and formal talks. A variety of voices and accents will be heard in recordings to reflect the various contexts presented.
  • Identify relevant information and select correct details from a wide range of sources
  • Identify ideas, opinions and attitudes from a wide range of sources and understand the connections between them understand what is implied but not directly stated, e.g. gist, purpose and intention.

IGCSE ESL Content - Unit 4

Unit 4: Speaking:

Core:

  • Communicate factual information and ideas with some expansion
  • Organise and link ideas with appropriate linking devices
  • Engage in a conversation on a range of topics familiar to the candidate’s experience, e.g. the world around us and past experience
  • Produce responses with an adequate range of language structures (i.e. grammatical and lexical)
  • Produce responses that show sufficient control of pronunciation and intonation

Extended:

  • Communicate factual information, abstract ideas and arguments with good expansion
  • Organise and link ideas with a range of appropriate linking devices
  • Engage in a conversation on a wide range of topics, e.g. natural environment, arts, science and global issues
  • Produce responses with a wide range of language structures (i.e. grammatical and lexical)
  • produce responses that show good control of pronunciation and intonation

Mock Exams:

Your online course contains mini assessments at the end of each chapter. However, if you wish to sit a Mock Exam before the finals, we can arrange that at the centre or online. Mock exam fees are additional, and they may vary from £25 to £50 per paper.  

Please contact us on 02033028140 or visit our exam centre website for more information and guidance on how to book your final exam http://privateexamcentre.co.uk/.

Final Exams:

Roughly 6 months before your chosen exam date, you should book your place at an exam centre to take the final exam exams for GCSE/IGCSE Certificates.

The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations, offered by Pearson Edexcel, are held in Summer (May/June) and Winter (January/February). Cambridge International Exams (CIE) take place in Winter (January/February), Summer (May/June) and Autumn (Oct/Nov) every year.

Please contact us on 02033028140 or visit our exam centre website for more information and guidance on how to book your final exam http://privateexamcentre.co.uk/

Your exam fees aren’t included in the course cost as they’re paid directly to the exam centre. They’ll vary depending on which centre you choose. It is recommended to book your exams will in advance to avoid late booking fees. Book your exams now!

How to Enrol: 

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Once your purchase is completed, you will receive your login details within 24 hours, and you will be good to go! Everyone at BestGrade wishes you the best of luck on your studying journey! We know it’s both rewarding and challenging, but your qualification will make a significant contribution to your career path and life. Good luck!

 
 
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