iGCSE English Language as a Second Language (Cambridge)

Search Courses

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 and will undertake an asessment at the beginning of the course to ensure they are able to complete a course at this level.


How long is this course?

Dates: Wednesday 12th September 2018 to May 2019
Duration: 30 weeks
Time: 6pm – 8.30pm
Location: Highlands College


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 listening 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?

£350 to include course materials.


How can I find out more?

For further information please contact Gill Daley (8.30am to 2pm) on 01534 608640 or email: gillian.daley@highlands.ac.uk.