IGCSE Course Outline

 

The IGCSE English course at Patana is actually a combination of two separate courses: the Edexcel IGCSE Language course and the Edexcel IGCSE Literature course. Both courses are taught together in English lessons as the skills and content overlap and so you as students may not notice when you are doing a literature task and when you are doing a language task. However, at the end of the two years you will sit two separate English exams (one in literature and one in language) and you will receive two separate grades, one for each subject.

 

The courses are structured in the following way:

 

Language Course

Literature Course

 

Comparative

Coursework Essay

 

10%

Comparative Poetry

Coursework Essay

30%

 

Creative / Persuasive

Coursework Essay

 

10%

 

Speaking & Listening

Coursework Tasks

 

10%

English Language Exam

(reading tasks 1 hour)

(writing tasks 1 hour)

70%

 

English Literature Exam

(1 prose question 45 mins)

(1 drama question 45 mins)

 

70%

 

 

 

Language Course Grade Boundaries:

 

Grade

Mark Range

Grade

Mark Range

A*

36-40

D

16-20

A

31-35

E

11-15

B

26-30

F

6-10

C

21-25

G

1-5

 

 

 

Literature Course Grade Boundaries:

 

Grade

Mark Range

Grade

Mark Range

A*

27-30

D

11-14

A

23-26

E

7-10

B

19-22

F

4-6

C

15-18

G

1-3