Students of our Edexcel Certificate in English Language will develop their ability to read, understand and respond to material from a variety of sources, matching style to audience and purpose.
This course follows the Edexcel syllabus:
Section A: Reading – study and analyse selections from a range of texts
Section B: Reading and Writing – explore and develop transactional writing skills
Section C: Writing – explore and develop discursive, narrative, and descriptive writing skills.
Students should read a variety of high-quality, challenging texts, in preparation for responding to unseen extracts in the examination. They should be able to read substantial pieces of writing, including whole and extended texts that make significant demands in terms of content, structure and the quality of the language. Throughout the qualification, students should develop the skills of interpretation and analysis. Text types studied should include a range of forms, such as fiction, journalism (for example articles and reviews), speeches, journals and reference book extracts. Text types should also include literary non-fiction texts, such as selections from autobiography, letters, obituaries and travel writing. These lists are not exhaustive. Texts that are essentially transient, such as instant news feeds and advertisements, will not form part of the assessment. Students should use what they have learned about different text types to feed into their transactional writing and to inspire and influence their own imaginative writing. They should be introduced to, and be given the opportunity to practise, a range of fiction and non-fiction writing techniques, planning and proofreading skills.
There will be one 3 hour paper which is externally assessed, the examination comprises of three sections. Mixture of short- and long-answer questions. Texts will be provided in the examination.
The course fee does not include examination entry. You will have to arrange for examination entry with an accredited examination centre. IQ Plus are an accredited centre and we can facilitate exams for students. Exam entry will incur additional fees. These can vary for each subject and different centres will have their own fee structure.
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