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iGCSE English

English Literature/English Language GCSE or A Level
Englsih Language Course
English Language GCSE
AQA Certificate
English Literature/English Language GCSE or A Level
English Literature/English Language GCSE or A Level
English Literature/English Language GCSE or A Level
Englsih Language Course
English Language GCSE
AQA Certificate
English Literature/English Language GCSE or A Level
English Literature/English Language GCSE or A Level
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Course overview

Whether you’re looking to get a better qualification for higher education, carve out your future career path, or simply looking for self-improvement – iGCSEs are the answer!

An English Language iGCSE opens doors to a wide range of exciting career routes, including, Journalism, Copywriting, Modern Languages and Teaching!

As you work through your course, you’ll be developing core skills that will come in useful regardless of your chosen career path, including reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.

Once you’ve completed your course, and taken your iGCSE exam, you’ll be able to use your qualification to unlock the gate to further studies, such as A Levels, which will help propel you into your next step, whether that be university or dreaming your dream job!

An i GCSE grade 4 (formerly grade C) or above in English Language is also generally a requirement for any well-paid job. So, even if you don’t wish to continue studying after you’ve completed your course, it’s well worth doing a GCSE course to help with your career prospects. And if you didn’t achieve it in school, then you can do it now – it’s never too late!

Additional benefits of this course include:

  • Complete within as little as 6 months
  • 100% online study, with course content available 24/7
  • Pearson Edexcel exams included
  • Tutors

    Tutor Support

    Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to our amazing tutors, who are on hand to help you with any queries you may have. They are experts in their fields and happy to help!

    The Advisor Team

    Anything these guys don’t know about educational courses isn’t worth knowing! They are an amazing bunch of friendly experts, who will help you select the right course for your needs, so you can follow your dreams.

    Sales team

    Academic Team

    A great set of people to have in your corner if you find yourself stumped by a section of the course! This wonderful team will come to your rescue ASAP and talk you through anything you need help with, so you can keep momentum and get your qualification!

    Customer Support Team

    Find yourself fighting with technology? Our customer support team are here to save the day! If you have any issues accessing the platform for your course, or downloading your certificate, they will sort it out for you in no time!

    Customer support team

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  • Accreditations

    At the end of each module, you will have an online assignment that you need to complete. These assignments will be marked by a tutor who will provide you with feedback and your final grade. At the end of the assignments, you’ll have to complete an in-person exam to gain your iGCSE in English Language.

    Your GCSE will be graded on a nine-point scale – 9 is the best grade you can get.

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  • Topics you'll cover

    You’ll delve into the scientific side of the English language, including the history behind structure, intent, and purpose. You’ll build your skills needed to write creatively, including exploring narrative and description techniques. You’ll also master your written communication skills, including reading, spelling, how to use grammar effectively, and how to articulate your thoughts in a structured manner. All these core skills will set you up for future opportunities, whether that be advanced education or your career prospects.

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  • Modules

    Unit 1: Critical Reading and Comprehension

    • Critical reading and comprehension- Identify and interpret themes, ideas, and information
    • Reading in different ways for different purposes
    • Comparing and evaluating how useful, relevant and the literature by justifying the evidence, supporting his viewpoint, identifying any bias
    • Reflecting critically and evaluating text by using knowledge and skills gained from the course
    • Recognising different responses to a text
    • Summary and synthesis, Identifying the main theme(s)
    • Summarising ideas and information and synthesising text
    • Evaluating writers’ vocabulary choices, form, grammatical and structural features
    • Explaining and illustrating how vocabulary and grammar contribute to the effectiveness and overall impact
    • Using linguistic and literary terminology accurately
    • Comparing texts, comparing two or more texts critically against each other

    Unit 2: Writing

    • Producing clear and coherent text
    • Writing effectively for different audiences and purposes
    • Describing, narrating, explaining, instructing, giving, and responding to information
    • Selecting vocabulary, grammar, form, and structural and organisational features carefully to reflect audience, purpose, and context
    • Using language creatively
    • Using information provided by others
    • Maintaining a consistent point of view as well as coherence and consistency across a text
    • Writing for impact, selecting, organising, and emphasising facts, ideas, and key points as well as evidence
    • Creating emotional impact by utilising language creatively, imaginatively, and persuasively, including rhetorically (such as rhetorical questions, antithesis, parenthesis)

    Unit 3: Spoken Language

    • Presenting information and ideas clearly
    • Selecting and organising information and ideas effectively and persuasively
    • Preparing for spoken presentations
    • Planning effectively for different audiences and purposes
    • Producing presentations and speeches
    • Responding to spoken language
    • Listening to and responding appropriately to questions and feedback
    • Expressing ideas using Standard English
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  • Course Duration

    Your iGCSE English Language course can be completed in just 6 months!

    There are 120 hours of learning required with this iGCSE.

    You’ll need to take exams into account, however, as exam sittings are held once per year in May or June.

    We have 5 examination centres: Bolton, Coventry, Doncaster, St Neots Cambridgeshire and Wimbledon. All of our centres have been approved for you to take your iGCSE exam by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ).

  • Quick FAQs

    What are iGCSEs?

    GCSEs are the compulsory qualifications taken by students in the UK between the ages of 14 and 16 which lead to further studies, such as A Levels, or other international equivalent qualifications, before progressing onto university. International General Certificate of Secondary Education, also known as iGCSEs, are the ‘international’ version of GCSE, and they are available in many countries around the world.

    What’s the difference between iGCSE and GCSE?

    The differences between iGCSE and GCSE are very minor. GCSEs are only available in the UK and a small number of other counties, whereas iGCSEs can be taken in over 150 counties across the world. They are both equivalent qualifications that are highly regarded and accepted by universities and employers within the UK.

    So, who are iGCSEs suitable for?

    iGCSEs are the most popular international qualification for those aged 14-16 around the world. They are the qualifications you’ll need to progress to higher education or professional studies, either in your home country or overseas.

    iGCSEs are often taken by students who wish to:

    • get a place at a university or college, either in your home country or overseas
    • pass the language tests to emigrate or study in another country, for example, achieving a grade C or above in iGCSE English is usually the pre-requisite that some universities in English-speaking nations have in order to apply

    Are there any requirements for me to undertake an iGCSE?

    No. Non. Nein!

    Is this iGCSE English Language qualification internationally recognised?

    This iGCSE English qualification is an internationally recognised qualification which means it will be accepted and recognised by colleges, universities and employers around the world.

    When do I get my English Language iGCSE?

    Once you are enrolled you can start learning online straight away – there are no timetables to follow so you can study at your own speed with complete flexibility.

    They’ll be fun online quizzes to help you assess your knowledge as you go. Once you’ve worked your way through all the modules, you’ll be provided with a mock exam to help you prepare for sitting the official iGCSE English Language Pearson Edexcel exam.


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