This specification develops students' enthusiasm for Literature by using a skills based approach to study. The unit based, flexible course, is assessed by exams (foundation or higher tier) and controlled assessments.
At Key Stage 4, the specification must be taken alongside GCSE or AQA Certificate in English Language.
IGCSE English Language
IGCSE First Language English is designed for learners whose first language is English. IGCSE First Language English learners develop the ability to communicate clearly, accurately and effectively in both speech and writing. They 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.
Learners 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. Cambridge 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.
IGCSE English Language specification - http://www.cie.org.uk/images/128363-2015-syllabus.pdf