English Language Level 2

Languages, Literature and Culture

Languages, Literature and Culture
Languages, Literature and Culture
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code 33
Qualification Type GCSE or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time

Overview

The aims of the syllabus are the same for all students. The aims are set out below and describe the educational purposes of a course in First Language English for the Cambridge IGCSE examination. They are not listed in order of priority.

The aims are to:

1 enable students to communicate accurately, appropriately and effectively in speech and writing

2 enable students to understand and respond appropriately to what they hear, read and experience

3 encourage students to enjoy and appreciate a variety of language

4 complement students’ other areas of study by developing skills of a more general application(e.g. analysis, synthesis, drawing of inferences)

5 promote students’ personal development and an understanding of themselves and others.

Details

AO1: Reading

Candidates will be assessed on their ability to:

R 1 understand and collate explicit meanings

R2 understand, explain and collate implicit meanings and attitudes

R3 select, analyse and evaluate what is relevant to specific purposes

R4 understand how writers achieve effects.

AO2: Writing

Candidates will be assessed on their ability to:

W1 articulate experience and express what is thought, felt and imagined

W2 order and present facts, ideas and opinions

W3 understand and use a range of appropriate vocabulary

W4 use language and register appropriate to audience and context

W5 make accurate and effective use of paragraphs, grammatical structures, sentences, punctuation and

spelling.

AO3: Speaking and listening

Candidates will be assessed on their ability to:

S1 understand, order and present facts, ideas and opinions

S2 articulate experience and express what is thought, felt and imagined

S3 communicate clearly and fluently

S4 use language and register appropriate to audience and context

S5 listen to and respond appropriately to the contributions of others.

How will it be delivered?

Paper 1: Reading Passage (Core)

1 hour 45 minutes

Questions are set on one passage of approximately 700–800 words which is printed on the question paper

insert. Candidates should spend approximately 10 minutes reading this passage. Dictionaries may not be

used. Candidates write all their answers in spaces provided on the question paper.

Candidates taking this component are eligible for grades C–G.

 

Paper 2: Reading Passages (Extended)

2 hours

Questions are set on two passages of approximately 600–700 words each, linked by a common theme.

These passages are printed on the question paper insert. Candidates should spend approximately

15 minutes reading the passages. Dictionaries may not be used. Candidates write all their answers in

spaces provided on the question paper.

Candidates are eligible for grades A to E on this component (and grade A* at syllabus level).

 

Paper 3: Directed Writing and Composition (both Core and Extended)

2 hours

This paper is divided into two sections, as detailed below. Dictionaries may not be used.

Candidates are eligible for grades A to G on this component (and A* at syllabus level if the Extended route is followed).

 

Component 4: Coursework Portfolio (both Core and Extended)

 

Candidates submit a portfolio of three assignments, each of about 500–800 words.

Entry requirements

This course is running for students who have not attained a minimum of grade 4 in English language.