The International General Certificate of Secondary Examination (IGCSE) is for students in Grade 9 and 10. There are three divisions for IGCSE English.
IGCSE First Language English learners should develop the ability to communicate clearly, accurately, and effectively in both speech and writing.
Reading: Studying a wider range of texts in different forms and with different purposes, from real-world contexts, to fiction, drama, and poetry.
Analysis: Learning to analyze literary effects and ‘voice’, and to infer latent meanings by developing skills in selection, synthesis, and evaluation.
Writing: Producing a wider range of texts, in different forms and with different purposes; writing to imagine, explore, entertain, inform, persuade, describe, argue, persuade, and advice.
Reading: skimming, scanning, understanding the general idea and details in a text; following a line of argument or discussion; identifying attitudes and opinions.
Writing: formal and informal emails, faxes, and letters; factual reports and articles; summary writing.
Listening: listening for exhaustive information; following a complex debate or argument; identifying the approach and view of speakers.
Speaking: communicating clearly, fluently and accurately; coping with a range of topics from simple to complex.
Grammar and Vocabulary.
This course enables learners to read, interpret, and evaluate texts through the study of literature in English. Learners develop an understanding of literal and figurative meaning, relevant contexts, and of the deeper themes or attitudes that may be expressed.
The experienced online IGCSE English tutors from Growing Stars will help their students 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. They will encourage the students in the exploration of wider and universal issues, promoting learners’ better understanding of themselves and of the world around them. Our online tutors will help the students to recognize and appreciate the ways in which writers use English to achieve a range of effects, and will enable them to present an informed, personal response to the material they have studied.