IGCSE English First Language

CareerVision Training
In Birmingham (England)

£ 270 - (Rs 22,107)

Important information

  • Course
  • Birmingham (England)

The awarding body is University of Cambridge International Examinations. The following course, offered by Career vision, will help you improve your skills and achieve your professional goals. During the program you will study different subjects which are deemed to be useful for those who want to enhance their professional career. Sign up for more information!

Important information

Where and when

Starts Location

Careervision 61 Caroline Street,, B3 1UF, West Midlands, England

What you'll learn on the course


Course programme

This subject is only available to students whose native language is English. It is not suitable for students whose mother tongue is another language. For these students, there is English as a Second Language, although a course for this specification is not offered by UK Distance Learning and Publishing.
  • Course Length - 12 Months
  • Award Received - Cambridge IGCSE First Language English Syllabus code 0500
  • Course Code: UIGC01
This course is only concerned with English Language; there is no specific study of literature although reference is made from time-to-time to literary texts and techniques. Designed for students for whom English is their mother tongue, IGCSE First Language English develops the ability to communicate clearly, accurately and effectively in both speech and writing. Students learn how to employ a wide-ranging vocabulary, use correct grammar, spelling and punctuation, and develop a personal style and an awareness of the audience being addressed. Students are also encouraged to read widely, both for their own enjoyment and to further their awareness of the ways in which English can be used. IGCSE First Language English also develops more general analysis and communication skills such as synthesis, inference, and the ability to order facts and present opinions effectively.

hat does the course prepare me for?
As well as preparing you for the examinations, there is guidance on many of the basics of English Language including:
· Common errors
· Punctuation rules and conventions
· Spelling
· Nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs
· Sentence structure
· Paragraphing
· Presentation of essays
The main thrust of the course, however, is to prepare you for the examinations. To this end the focus on essay planning and writing in coherent sentences and paragraphs whilst employing a variety of styles and a wide vocabulary will be of enormous benefit to you.
What will be in the examinations?
If you have looked at the full specification on the Cambridge website, you will have noticed that there are various options including coursework. Please note that we will be preparing you only for the examinations options, Papers 2 and 3. These two written papers are the only papers you will need to take to gain an IGCSE. No coursework is required.
The papers have the following structure:
Paper 2: Reading Passages (Extended)
2 hours
Candidates answer three questions on two passages of 600–700 words each, linked by a common theme.
Eligible for Grades A*–E.
50% of total marks – 40% on Reading and 10% on Writing.
Paper 3: Directed Writing and Composition
2 hours 50% of total marks – 10% 0n Reading and 40% on Writing.

The awarding body is University of Cambridge International Examinations.

What is the course title and code for this qualification?

Cambridge IGCSE First Language English Syllabus code 0500

The course comes to you as a proper paper-based pack, not as an electronic password
You will get full tutor support via email
You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors
You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments
Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor
You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.

This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.

You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.