English (First Language) IGCSE at St Vincent College
The IGCSE is an international version of the traditional GCSE and is widely recognised by universities and employers. This course is suitable for students who wish to gain a C grade or above, which is the requirement for entry to most university courses.
Written Coursework (40% of assessment)
• 500 – 800 word informative, analytical and/or argumentative writing, e.g. editorial
• 500 – 800 word imaginative, descriptive and/or narrative writing, e.g. short story
• 500 – 800 word analysis of a non-fiction text, e.g. an essay on a magazine article
Spoken and Listening Exam
A presentation in front of the teacher/examiner followed by questions based on your presentation. 10 minutes in total.
Examination (40% of assessment)
• 2 hour examination
• Three questions testing understanding of purposes, techniques, meanings, and implications in two written texts.
If your main programme of study is a level 3, but you haven’t got a grade C for GCSE English Language
Assessed by a mixture of external examinations and coursework
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Vincent College directly.