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INTERNATIONAL GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE (IGCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE)

ITS Tutorial School has offered top IGCSE English Language support since 2005. We are the only tutorial school in Hong Kong also licensed to run the International GCSE exams by Pearson. You can take both International GCSE and some GCSE subjects as well. Thousands of students have taken private tuition with our English Language tutors to date. You can either:



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Why study International GCSE English Language

Pearson Edexcel offers two versions of English Language at IGCSE level, both of which are considered to be first language standard. They are not to be confused with English as a Second Language or English Literature.

The two versions of IGCSE English Language are English Language A and English Language B. As both of these are considered suitable for students who have a high level of language proficiency, students can choose the one which suits them best.

English Language A consists of two different papers. There is an anthology of non-fiction and fiction texts which students need to study in advance. In the exam, students will be required to comment on the language features employed by the writers of the texts. The requirements are significantly more than just straightforward reading comprehension activities. There are also two types of writing required in this version of English language. A piece of writing which is “functional” and which requires the student to target a specific genre and a piece of imaginative or descriptive writing.

English B is quite similar with a focus on writing for a specific genre and with argumentative or imaginative writing but there is no anthology of texts. Instead, there are two unseen texts, linked by theme which students will need to reading and write about.

IGCSE English (either A or B) is an important entry requirement when applying to universities abroad. It is a subject which demonstrates flexible use of the English language when it comes to both reading and writing.

Progression to A Level – International GCSEs enable successful progression onto A level and beyond.

Difference between Specification A and B:

Specification A requires preparation of set texts from an anthology and has an exam and a coursework route. Specification B does not require students to prepare specific texts and consists of a single 3-hour exam.

What are the prerequisites of this course?

There are no prerequisites, but an I/ GCSE qualification in History would be helpful

For more information on specific university requirements related to A-levels, please see our International GCSE FAQ page.

How is the course structured?

You can find the Edexcel course specification here.

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Available in January & June

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