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Grade 10 IGCSE EFL & Literature

SSIS 2016-17

Ms Barbara Jayne

barbara_jayne@ssis.asia

Course Description
The IGCSE English First Language (EFL) and Literature (Lit) Course is a two-year program
design to improve students reading, writing and speaking fluency with the English Language. It
exposes students to a wide variety of text types and develops their ability to write in a wide variety
of formats such as essays, letters, dialogues, speech transcripts, and news reports. Students are
often asked to read a short piece of text and reply in such a way that demonstrates both reading
comprehension and coherent writing skills. They will also read classic poems and books and show
understanding of deeper themes. Over the course of the program students will develop their
vocabulary, grammar and speaking, and group work skills.
IGCSE English as a First Language Exam:

Paper 2 Extended (2 hours)


Two reading passages
1 directed writing exercise
Questions about writers effects
1 summary

Coursework Portfolio
Written in class and independently
3 pieces of written work, each of 500-800 words
1 choice between argumentative, informative, or analytical writing
1 choice between descriptive / narrative writing
1 analytical piece of writing in response to a text chosen by the teacher

You will also have a Listening and Speaking Exam in March 2017. You will speak for 3-4 minutes
about a topic you will prepare in advance (10 marks), followed by a 6-7 minute discussion with the
teacher (20 marks).

IGCSE English Literature:

Paper 1 Prose and Poetry passage & poem analysis


Paper 3 Drama passage analysis
Paper 4 Unseen passage analysis (prose & poem)

Grade Thresholds

EFL
Ext+Lit

A*
80

A
70

B
60

C
50

D
40

Course Outline

E
30

F
20

G
10

Term One
Poetry
Directed Writing

Creative Writing
Term Two
Persuasive Writing
Unseen Passage
Analysis
Speaking &
Listening Exam
Term Three
Mock Exams

Texts

Concepts and Skills

Selected texts from


IGCSE First Language
Textbook.
Selection of poems from
Songs of Ourselves

Reading comprehension
Writers effects
Summary writing
Writing a response to a text
Creative writing

Read about and discuss current


events
Persuasive writing
Unseen passage analysis
Literary devices
Speaking clearly about an
interesting topic

Selected texts from


IGCSE First Language
Textbook.
Teachers selection of
news articles
News websites

Assessment Tasks
1.
2.
3.

1.
2.
3.

Poem Analysis
Coursework 1: Response to a
text
Coursework 2: Short Story

Coursework 3: Persuasive
Essay
Unseen Text Analysis
Paper 2

* Speaking & Listening Exam

EFL:
Paper 2 (50%)
Coursework (50%)
LITERATURE:
Paper 1 (50%)
Paper 3 (25%)

Paper 4 (25%)

APRIL JUNE IGCSE FINAL EXAMS

In-class Materials
Charged laptop and USB, a notebook (journal), foolscap paper, writing implements, a blue folder
and class textbooks.
Student Expectations
1. All school rules apply and students should conduct themselves respectfully, in accordance
with the Code of Conduct as outlined in the Student Planner.
2. All students are expected to be on time, polite, positive and respectful of everyone.
3. Academic honesty is essential. Students will submit work that is their own and will give
credit to all sources used.
4. As ACTIVE participants in the class, students must take part in all activities, games and
discussions.
5. Students will be expected to meet all due dates for assignments and are expected to use iLearn everyday.
Three Golden Rules for All:
1. Be kind
2. Be positive
3. Work hard