IGCSE English 1st Language

Course Overview

Designed for students for whom English is their mother tongue, IGCSE First Language English 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 First Language English also develops more general analysis and communication skills such as synthesis, inference, and the ability to order facts and present opinions effectively.

Our Academic staff will discuss your IGCSE options with you to make a program of study that suits each individual student. We can also discuss whether IGCSEs or GCSEs are the best option for you.

What is IGCSE?
IGCSE stands for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education and is a highly regarded qualification across the world.
IGCSE courses are renowned for developing vital educational skills, including recall of knowledge, oral skills, problem solving, initiative, team work and investigative skills. The resulting qualification provides a foundation for higher level courses, such as A and AS Levels, the Advanced International Certificate of Education, the North American Advanced Placement programme and the International Baccalaureate.
 
What level are IGCSEs and GCSEs?
These exams are at Level 2 and are regarded as preparation for A Level exams at Level 3.
 
Where are IGCSEs accepted and recognized?
IGCSE is a high-profile qualification. It has the same value in admitting students to institutes of further education and employment as the UK equivalent GCSE and GCE ‘O’ Level. 
 
IGCSE has an excellent reputation amongst international schools worldwide. IGCSEs are recognized as a reliable record of attainment which counts towards entry to universities and colleges around the world.
 
Are IGSEs accepted for University entrance?
Having good passes in IGCSE examinations certainly enhances a student’s university application. Passes in English First Language and Mathematics IGCSE are mandatory for most university courses in the United Kingdom; passes in additional subjects are desirable. 

Through the carefully tailored SABIS curriculum, Ashwicke Hall School students are provided the knowledge, skills and experiences to gain entry to and excel in the most demanding universities in the world. SABIS alumni have been admitted to the world’s top universities including MIT, LSE, University of Oxford and Princeton University, among many others.

We recommend that you arrange to visit the school and discuss your options with our staff. Email admissions@ashwicke.sabis.net to arrange an appointment.

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