IGCSE English Language as a Second Language (Cambridge)

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IGCSE English Language as a Second Language (Cambridge)

Who is this course for?

Adults (16+) who speak and write English as a second language


What are the entry requirements for the course?

Students will require a good intermediate level of English at B1 or above.
Before enrolling all students must attend an assessment at The Welcome Centre, Val Plaisant, on Saturdays between 2.00pm – 4.30pm.


How long is this course?

Dates:  Wednesday 7 October 2015 to 27 April 2016
Duration:  24 weeks
Time:  6.00pm to 9.00pm
Location: The Welcome Centre, Val Plaisant


What will I study on this course?

Students will study a variety of texts, complete several writing tasks and enjoy a wide range of classroom activities designed to increase confidence and ability in all areas of their English Language use.  Effective spelling, grammar and punctuation will be taught with the aim of improving students’ writing skills, both creatively and for everyday use.  Effective speaking and listenening skills will also be taught, with the aim of improving verbal ability and increasing their confidence as speakers.


What Qualification will I gain?

IGCSE English Language as a Second Language


How is the course assessed?

The course is assessed via three final exams:

  •   Reading and writing (70% of total mark) – 2 hours
  •   Listening (30% of total mark) – 45 minutes
  •   Speaking (separate certificate) – 15 to 20 minutes

The course is aimed at student wishing to gain a Grade C or above in IGCSE English Language as a Second Language.


What does this course lead on to?

This is an essential qualification for employment and access to further education courses at Level 2 and Level 3.


How much will it cost?



How can I find out more?

For further information please contact Jodi Higginson (10am to 1.45pm) on 608670 or email: jodi.higginson@highlands.ac.uk