English Language

Head of Department: Mrs A M Gorman – amg@barneyschool.org.uk
Teacher of English: Mrs S Allman
Teacher of English: Mrs E E Beaty
Teacher of English: Mrs D L M Everall
Teacher of English: Miss K S Harpin
Teacher of EAL: Miss L Nicholsonova

IGCSE English Language 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 English Language also develops more general analysis and communication skills such as synthesis, inference and the ability to present information effectively.

Course/Exam board: IGCSE Edexcel 4EOA

Paper 1: Reading – unprepared passage
Writing to inform, explain and describe
One two-hour and 15-minute examination – externally marked
Paper 2: Reading [prepared passage from Edexcel Anthology]
Writing to explore, imagine and entertain
Writing to argue, persuade and advise
One 90-minute examination – externally marked.

What English can do for you
IGCSE English is varied, interesting and challenging. It ensures that abilities are stretched in all areas and that each student is able to achieve his or her potential in a subject which is an essential foundation in all careers.