Specification: CAMBRIDGE CIE 0486
The Cambridge IGCSE English Literature syllabus teaches pupils to read, interpret and evaluate texts from some of the greatest English literature ever written. Deeper themes, meanings, contexts and attitudes are explored and pupils learn to utilise this in their own creative writing. Pupils are taught to connect the wider themes of historical literature to the contemporary setting. This qualification requires a personal response and pupils will grow and develop a deeper understanding of themselves.
The Cambridge IGCSE English Literature syllabus enables pupils to progress on to Cambridge A Level English Literature which will open opportunities to study further at university.
Teacher assessments are continuous during LIVE TAUGHT lessons, marking of coursework and assignments and summative tests.
Homework will be given at the end of each week, usually in the form of problems to solve, researching key concepts.
Parents have 24 /7 access to all of their children's coursework.
Additionally the school holds 3 parent consultaions per year - one each term.
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The course will follow the current Cambridge International Exam (CIE) IGCSE specifications.
The course will be based on the textbooks recommended for the CIE IGCSEs.
I will motivate, enthuse and inspire pupils to enjoy the subject. This will mean that the course will develop in response to pupils' interests and desires as far as possible. Additionally pupils will be fully prepared for their exam.
The texts to be studied for 2015 and 2016* are:
Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice
Fourteen poems from Songs of Ourselves, a Cambridge anthology of 19th Century and 20th Century verse
Ten short stories from Stories of Ourselves, a Cambridge anthology of short stories
The course fully prepares you for the exam which comprises the following written papers:
Paper 1: Set texts, poetry and prose. One hour and fifteen minutes
Paper 3: Set text, drama. Forty five minutes
Paper 4: Unseen. One hour and fifteen minutes
Head of English: Miss. Tabani
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