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Edexcel English Language Gcse Coursework

English Language Paper 1: Non-fiction Texts and Transactional Writing– 4EA1/01

Content summary

  • The contemporary non-fiction texts from Part 1 of the Pearson Edexcel International GCSE English Anthology
  • Develop skills to analyse how writers use linguistic and structural devices to achieve their effects
  • Explore links and connections between writers’ ideas and perspectives
  • Develop transactional writing skills for a variety of purposes and audiences
  • Use spelling, punctuation and grammar accurately

90 marks
2 hours 15 minutes– written paper
60% of IGCSE

English Language Paper 2: Poetry and Prose Texts and Imaginative Writing – 4EA1/02

Content summary

  • The poetry and prose texts from Part 2 of the Pearson Edexcel International GCSE English Anthology
  • Develop skills to analyse how writers use linguistic and structural devices to achieve their effects
  • Develop imaginative writing skills to engage the reader
  • Use spelling, punctuation and grammar accurately

60 marks
1 hour 30 minutes – written paper
40% of IGCSE

Students will be provided with the anthology text in the examination

It is your responsibility to find an exam centre and we recommend you book your exams 6 months prior to the date of exams (exams  are not included in the course fees).

Teaching resources for Edexcel’s English GCSEs

We've teamed up with Edexcel to create special collections of resources to support delivery of their 2012 GCSE English, English Language and 2012/2013 English Literature specifications.

We've published collections of resources for the Unit 1 Controlled Assessment English and English Language units, and four of the 'Different Cultures' prose texts - see below!

Resources for the spoken language study for GCSE English Language, Unit 3, based on Edexcel's Spoken Language CD are also available here.

For full details of Edexcel's English GCSE specifications, training, resources and support, please visit www.english10.co.uk.

 

Teachit's Edexcel GCSE resources:

Resources for Edexcel’s GCSE English and English Language, Unit 1 ‘English Today’

Resources for controlled assessment tasks 2010-2015

Edexcel controlled assessment 

Resources for Edexcel’s GCSE English Language, Unit 3 ‘The Spoken Language’

Spoken language: materials for Edexcel CD-rom 

Resources for Edexcel’s GCSE English, Unit 2 ‘The Writer’s Craft’ and English Literature, Unit 1 ‘Understanding Prose’

Anita and Me by Meera Syal
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
Rani and Sukh by Bali Rai
Riding the Black Cockatoo by John Danalis