English language is a fascinating and compelling subject to study, and this distance learning IGCSE will teach you all about how language is used and how it can be adapted for different purposes. Covering topics including text analysis, the different purposes of writing, grammar, spelling and punctuation, this home study course will improve your literacy, communication skills and the quality of your writing. The essay-writing skills you develop studying English language will prove invaluable in many other subjects, and obtaining a grade C or better will open up a huge number of jobs and qualifications for which a pass at GCSE level is a basic requirement. If you want to get into a career in teaching, midwifery or nursing, as well as countless others, this is an essential qualification. Full details of the course can be found below.
You should have a good command of basic English.
Hours of study
You should allow for between 120 and 150 hours' study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.
Exams and assessment
Two exams: 2hrs15m (67% of marks) and 1hr30m (33% of marks)
How to enrol
You can enrol on this course online by clicking the “Enrol now” button, which will add the course to your basket. Enrolling online will give you a ten per cent discount.
You can also enrol over the phone using the number at the top of the page, or request a paper enrolment form to be sent to you if you wish to enrol by post.
You can pay for your course in one payment or spread it out over monthly instalments. If you wish to pay in instalments you will need to enrol over the phone.
The instalment payment plan for this course is as follows:Pay a deposit of £94, then:
Eight monthly instalments of £37.94
Unit 1: Personal writing: fiction
- Audience and purpose
- Plot, setting and atmosphere
- Developing characters and storylines
Unit 2: Personal writing: non-fiction
- Writing to inform, explain and describe
- Writing to explain
- Autobiographical and biographical writing
- Describing experiences
Unit 3: Reading non-fiction texts
- Approaching non-fiction texts
- Magazine articles
- Letters, diaries and journals
- Non-fiction books
- Analysing a text 1
- Analysing a text 2
- Commenting on texts
- Examining newspapers
Unit 4: Writing to argue, persuade and advise
- Planning and presenting your argument
- Writing your ideas
- Writing to persuade
- Persuasive writing: approaching the question
- Writing to advise
Unit 5: The Edexcel Anthology
- Themes in the Anthology
- The effects of language 1
- The effects of language 2
- Voice and purpose
- Texts and audience
- The effects of language 3
- Approaching essays
- The effects of poetry
- Analysis of prose
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