IGCSE Exam Prep – English

This programme is open to students taking Paper 1 (Reading) and Paper 2 (Writing) papers for the Cambridge IGCSE English – First Language (0500).

Each of the 6 lessons in this programme is strategically designed to tackle the exam questions. Students can expect to learn how to critically analyse task requirements, extract salient information, structure and write a narrative essay, apply literary techniques and form compelling responses, among other skills. See the Programme Details section below for a more comprehensive look at the programme.

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Description

  • This programme is open to students taking Paper 1 (Reading) and Paper 2 (Writing) papers for the Cambridge IGCSE English – First Language (0500).
  • For the Writing paper, students will be taught writing techniques for the two key question types: narrative and descriptive writing so that they are able to write more engaging essays that address examination requirements. Students will be guided through sample essays to help them clearly understand examiner expectations. Students will also have an opportunity to do micro writing to develop the skills taught with immediate feedback from the teacher which will ensure significant improvement in their writing techniques for the examination.
  • For the Reading paper, students will be taught how to tackle the crucial structured questions as well as the extended writing question. They will be taught specific approaches on how to tackle each question type with ample in-class practice, which will ensure that students will be able to respond to the range of questions in the examination.

Session Details

Session Skills Outcomes
1 and 2 Paper 1 Narrative Writing

·         Question analysis (understanding key requirements)

·         Planning and structuring a narrative essay

·         Language skills (using descriptive and sensory details to bring the story to life)

·         Application of skills taught

·         Analysis of a sample essay

Students will be able to:

·         identify and apply the stages of writing a narrative in terms of:

o        approaching the story

o        planning the story

o        creating an effective introduction

o        infer a character’s personality traits from his / her speech, thoughts, effect on other characters, actions and looks

o        apply the STEAL method to flesh out different personality traits

3 and 4 Paper 1 Descriptive Writing

·         Key features of Descriptive Writing

·         Drawing from personal experience to make writing realistic and engaging

·         Crafting a compelling introduction

·         Applying literary techniques to enhance description

·         Application of skills taught

·         Analysis of a sample essay

·         identify the most common features of a descriptive text

·         identify and apply the stages of writing a descriptive text in terms of:

o        approaching the question

o        developing descriptive details

o        planning the essay

o        consolidating the steps

·         apply knowledge of writing techniques to create setting and descriptive details

5 Paper 2 Reading – Tackling the Structured questions

·         Close reading techniques

·         Question analysis (understanding key requirements of

·         various question types) for each question type (Direct, Inferential, In your Own Words and Language based questions)

·         Structuring responses completely and coherently

·          identify question requirements for ‘direct’, ‘direct and inferential’, ‘language’, ‘inferential’ and ‘language and inferential’ questions

·         apply answering techniques for ‘direct’, ‘direct and inferential’, ‘language’, ‘inferential’ and ‘language and inferential’ questions

 

6 Paper 2 Reading – Tackling the Extended Question

·         Analysing task requirements

·         Extracting salient information from text to address task requirements

·         Structuring the response in a logical and coherent manner

·         infer a character’s emotions, motivations, attitude and behaviour from a given text

·         adapt ideas from a given text to address different purposes and contexts

·         write a response from a different perspective according to question requirements

 

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