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IGCSE English First Language CAIE Course

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UCAS points Qualification: Yes

Hours to complete Hours required: 130

Support Support: 1 year

Course Format Course format: Online

Course Information

This IGCSE English First Language Course is designed for learners whose first language is English. Cambridge IGCSE First Language English students develop the ability to communicate clearly, accurately and effectively in both speech and writing. You will 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.

With our IGCSEs, they are usually studied over one year, however if you would prefer to take your IGCSE course over two years, we will provide an additional year free of charge. Please let us know if you require an extension on your enrolment form.


Modules IGCSE

  • Demonstrate understanding of written texts, and of the words and phrases within them
  • Summarise and use material for a specific context
  • Develop, analyse and evaluate facts, ideas and opinions
  • Demonstrate understanding of how writers achieve their effects and influence readers
  • Select appropriate information for specific purposes
  • Recognise and respond to linguistic devices, figurative language and imagery

  • In developing reading skills, students will engage with a range of genres and text types from the twentieth and/or twenty-first centuries, including literature, fiction and non-fiction, and other forms of writing, such as discursive essays, reviews and articles. This study will include focus on writers’ use of language and style and the ways in which writers achieve effects and influence readers. Students will also study how influence may include fact, ideas, perspectives, opinions and bias.

  • Express what is thought, felt and imagined
  • Organise and convey facts, ideas and opinions effectively
  • Demonstrate a varied vocabulary appropriate to the context
  • Demonstrate an effective use of sentence structures
  • Demonstrate an understanding of audience, purpose and form
  • Demonstrate accuracy in spelling, punctuation and grammar.

  • As a developing writer yourself, you will be introduced to a range of writing skills, including the ability to create and compose texts with a variety of forms and purposes, e.g. descriptive, narrative, discursive, argumentative and persuasive. This study will include focus on the following text types: letter, report, article, journal, speech, interview and summary.

Previous Knowledge Required

There are no previous entry requirements for this course, however students are expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.


Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations / practicals at a CAIE approved centre. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.

There are two exams for the full IGCSE qualificaiton. The length of each exam is as follows:

Paper 1 - 2 hours
Paper 2 - 2 hours

Enrolment Fees

You can enrol online today by either paying in full or taking advantage of our easy payment plan. The first instalment will be due one month following enrolment.


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Monthly Instalment

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IGCSE English Language

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IGCSE English Language

Instalment Option


£60.00 x 4 months


Please note the easy payment plan is not available to International Students.

Awarding Organisation

CAIE - Cambridge Assessment International Examinations

Cambridge Assessment International Education is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and their qualifications are taken in over 160 countries and recognised by universities, education providers and employers across the world.

Specification code(s)

IGCSE English Language CAIE: 0990
IGCSE English Language CAIE: 0500


IGCSE English could lead on to further study in English at A-level or more vocationally-related courses.

Cambridge IGCSEs are accepted by leading Universities and employers around the works as evidence of academic achievement. Many Universities require a combination of AS & A' Levels and IGCSEs or equivalent to meet their entry requirements.

Before you start your tutor will contact you to welcome you and, if you’re new to Learn Now, help you understand what study will be like. They’ll also clarify how and when they can be contacted, and how quickly they will respond to you.

Once you’ve started your tutor will mark and provide feedback on your assignments and support your progress throughout the course.

This course is 100% exam based. Therefore you will not need to arrange for any coursework or practicals to be administered.

The IGCSE is an international alternative to the GCSE and as the subjects are normally exam based only, make them ideal for students who are unable to attend a local school or college.

IGCSEs are internationally recognised and as well as being available in the UK, are also available worldwide. They are recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide, and are an international passport to progression and success.

It all depends on when you enrol. You will need to check the exam dates for your IGCSE subject and the number of guided learning hours to ensure that you can achieve your goals.

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