English Language


What is International GCSE?

The International GCSEs are the most commonly studied curriculum around the world. They are based on the UK high school education system and are adapted for a global student base.

Students usually begin in Year 10 or 11 by sitting a minimum of 4-5 subjects. These subjects are structured as first introductions to the specific topic areas that they cover. In certain countries, students begin in Year 10 and sit 8-10 subjects over the course of two years.


AS and A Levels in English Language and other subjects.


The IG courses can be taken as a full-time or part-time option along with other subjects. Students can also take a combination of levels at CGA.


Paper 1: 1 hour and 30 minutes for 80 marks externally assessed twice a year. Paper 2: 1 hour and 30 minutes for 80 marks externally assessed twice a year.

Basis of what you will learn in iGCSE English Language

The course features a relevant, updated and engaging selection of texts ranging from British heritage to modern international. Through the literary heritage component, you will engage with texts such as Romeo and Juliet, Great Expectations and Pride and Prejudice. Students engage with and develop the ability to read, understand and respond to a wide range of literary texts from around the world.


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Vikki Adams

My name is Vikki Adam and I am an English teacher currently based in NZ.

I began my teaching career nearly twenty years ago here in NZ. I taught NCEA English (Levels One to Three) and Social Studies for six years. I then moved to Brunei Darussalam where I taught AS and A Level English for twelve years up until I moved back to NZ in December 2020. Although I really loved teaching in Brunei, I am glad to be home and very excited to be joining CGA!

I have a BA with a double major in Literature and History, a Graduate Diploma of Teaching and an MA in Teaching English as a Second Language. I also have a CELTA, a DELTA and I am an IELTS examiner. Recently, I was awarded the English Speaking Union Award for Teachers for 2020 from Victoria University.

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