UK Learning College

English IGCSE Course

UK Learning College

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Course OverviewA distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a IGCSE in English. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning IGCSE English is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning IGCSE English course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.This IGCSE course is designed to help meet the needs of those who want an introduction to this challenging subject either with a view to further study at A Level or simply to supplement a portfolio of IGCSE/GCSE subjects.This qualification will provide you with a broad introduction to the key components of this exciting and challenging field. We have chosen Edexcel’s English Language A specification (4EA0) as it is the most suited to distance learning.The emphasis in this course is on language skills. Students are encouraged to use relevant vocabulary, correct grammar, spelling and punctuation, and to demonstrate a sense of style and an awareness of audience in their use of language.Through reading, students will learn to understand and collate meanings, summarise, paraphrase, and understand how writers achieve effects.Through writing students will learn to articulate their own experience; express thought, feelings and imagined ideas clearly; order and present facts, ideas and opinions; understand and use vocabulary and register appropriate to audience and context; use grammatical structures, paragraphs, sentences, punctuation and spelling accurately and effectively.The syllabus also promotes students’ personal development, and helps them explore wider areas of human concern.

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The IGCSE English course is designed to follow the structure of Edexcel specification 4EA0 and is divided in to six course module

Module 1: Personal Experience

  • Writing about Yourself
  • How it is told
  • Imaginary Experiences
  • Tutor-marked Assignment A

Module 2: Poetry and Prose

  • Poetic Form
  • Real or Imaginary?
  • Comparing Different Versions of an Event
  • Tutor-marked Assignment B
  • Plot and Setting
  • Character and Dialogue
  • Tutor-marked Assignment C

Module 3: Essay Technique

  • Persuasion
  • Paragraphing
  • Planning Essays
  • Points of View
  • Constructing an Argument
  • Tutor-marked Assignment D

Module 4: Reading and Response

  • Reports and Brochures
  • Newspapers and Advertisements
  • Tutor-marked Assignment E
  • Writing from Other Cultures and Traditions
  • More Writing from Other Cultures and Traditions
  • Tutor-marked Assignment F

Module 5: Context and Form

  • Reading: Context and Images
  • Reading: New Media
  • Structure in a Text
  • Tutor-marked Assignment G

Module 6: Anthology Texts

  • Anthology Texts: Introduction
  • Anthology Worksheets 1-9
  • Anthology Worksheets 10-19
  • Tutor-marked Assignment H:


Tutor-marked Assignment I: Mock Exam Paper 1

Tutor-marked Assignment J: Mock Exam Paper 2

The UK Learning College is a leading Distance Learning Provider, offering a route to study for anyone who wants to gain a new skill or qualification, but finds the traditional, classroom-based mode of study unsuitable. Distance learning is an ideal way to learn around your current time and financial commitments, no matter how diverse and unpredictable your schedule is. With UK Learning College you not only study when it suits you and in your own time, but you can be sure of receiving all the advice and support you require as your studies develop. Because of our continuous system of enrolments, Students can enrol any time of year, and our flexible distance learning courses allow students to plan their studies to fit in their life style or work commitments. All of our students have access to their own personal distance learning course tutor who specialises in their field of education and is totally committed to helping you succeed in your home learning course.

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Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore the registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the IGCSE English home study course is £411.25, though for a limited time we are offering you the...

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