Upper School (IGCSEs)
At Cambridge Upper School, we teach a well-rounded, balanced, and independent English Language curriculum. Students learn how to speak, read, write, and comprehend English text with adroitness. We teach critical English rules and conventions at a more advanced level: grammar, punctuation, syntax, comprehension, and vocabulary.
Students become adept at communicating their ideas and feelings with clarity and creativity. They also develop a personal writing style and understand how to alter it for different audiences. We also build general communication and analysis skills in students, including inference and synthesis. Students learn communicative competence, critical skills, and cross-cultural awareness. We teach them how to utilise these skills when reading and writing.
Our students secure top grades and progress exceptionally well to more advanced English Language stages in A Levels and university. By building a strong foundation, our teachers ensure that students can put together their thoughts more eloquently and convincingly. Students also understand their creative inclinations and learn how to let them shine in their personal and academic work.
We offer a range of assessments during our live lessons. These include summative tests, worksheets, pop quizzes, group activities, and more. Using these assignments, our teachers assess each student’s skills and knowledge.
The course covers three units:
- Unit 1: Paper 1 or 2) Reading Passages – Core or Extended (50%)
Mode of Assessment: externally assessed exam paper (2 hours)
This unit will test, through three structured questions, the reading of two non-fiction texts.
- Unit 2: Paper3 Coursework Portfolio (50%)
Mode of Assessment: internally assessed coursework
This unit will test transactional, creative and discursive writing skills. Students submit three assignments, each of 500 – 800 words.
All presentations and discussions are recorded.
The examination includes two written papers:
Paper 2 and Paper 3. Candidates are given 2 hours to complete these papers.
Parents shoulder the responsibility of arranging their child’s IGCSE examinations at their local registered examination centre. At Cambridge Home School Online, we teach students from different countries across the globe. It’s not practical for our school to manage each student’s local exam registration or offer a single venue for students to sit their examinations.
We presently have students from the UK, Europe, Africa, Central Asia, and the Middle East. Keeping this geographical diverseness in mind, we are not registered with Cambridge International Examinations. However, we have partnered with numerous examination centres registered with CIE, OCR, Edexcel, and AQA.
We also help students find a suitable venue to sit their written and practical examinations. We understand that this process isn’t easy and often requires external support. Students can approach us for any registration-related questions and problems they may have. Our teachers provide complete support and assistance.
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