The course features a relevant, updated and engaging selection of texts ranging from British heritage to modern international. The texts studied are engaging, suitable for all students, and that they include a diverse range of writers. The texts include poetry and prose as well as literary non-fiction.
The Pearson Edexcel International GCSE in English Language (Specification A) comprises one mandatory component (1) and a choice of an additional examined (2) or non-examined assessment (3). In addition, students may be entered for an optional spoken language endorsement
Paper 1: 2 hours 15 minutes Component 2: 1 hour and 30 minutes Component 3: Internally assessed Spoken Language Endorsement: 10 minute presentation
Paper 1: Externally assessed twice a year Component 2: Externally assessed twice a year Component 3: Internally assessed twice a year Spoken Language Endorsement: Internally assessed twice a year
Paper 1 | 90 marks Component 2 | 60 marks Component 3 | 60 marks Spoken Language Endorsement | Internal