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English (First Language) IGCSE at St Vincent College

Course description

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.

Course content

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Last updated date: 21 September 2016

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