You will study the three examined skills of reading, writing and listening in a structured and engaging way, looking at different topic areas and developing your knowledge, of vocabulary and grammar.
You will have intense preparation for both the reading and writing paper and the listening paper with the option to also have a separate speaking endorsement if desired.
Paper 1: Reading and Writing (66%)
Part 1 – Skimming and scanning skills.
Part 2 – Read for both gist and detail.
Part 3 – Read for both gist and detail, follow a line of argument or discussion
Part 4 – Short piece of writing in response to a given situation. The writing can take the form of a letter, fax or email and students may have to both provide information and ask for required information.
Part 5 – Factual piece of writing based on own knowledge and interests. The writing can take the form of a report or article.
Part 6 – Respond to one or two short texts, approximately 500 words in total,and produce a summary for a given purpose and reader.
Paper 2: Listening (34%)
Part 1 – Listening for detailed information.
Part 2 – Following a discussion or argument; identifying attitude and opinions of speakers; following instructions.
Part 3 – Listening to a complex argument or discussion; understanding the overall message; identifying attitudes and opinion.
Exam Board: Edexcel IGCSE (A*-G)