The pre-IGCSE English Language course has been created for students
who are aged between 11 and 13 (so eligible to start my IGCSE English
Language course) but who feel they need a bit more preparation and
'brushing up of the basics' before embarking on the IGCSE English
Language course. It combines the essential elements of Word Weavers
and Essay Writing, and gently orientates students towards the reading
and writing tasks that they will eventually undertake on the IGCSE
English Language course.
As with my other courses, the pre-IGCSE English Language course does
not presuppose any prior knowledge (other than an ability to read and
write). It covers fundamental English skills in an age-appropriate way
(including sentences, paragraphs and punctuation) while introducing
the different genres and styles of writing that will be encountered in
the IGCSE English Language course, including essays. Learning to 'read
for meaning' (a core IGCSE level skill) is also taught. More...
The course consists of a colourful and user-friendly course book, with
lots of helpful exercises, together with 8 tutor-marked assignments
for which full feedback is provided. There is unlimited (within
reason!) phone and email support. One useful aspect of this course is
that it can help to acclimatise both parent and child to studying
alongside a distance-learning tutor. It is also helpful for students
who don't yet want the full commitment of an exam-orientated course,
but want to improve and/or maintain their skills. Students who perhaps
lack the maturity to begin the full IGCSE course, will also benefit
from the pre-IGCSE English Language course.
To an extent the course can be tailored to your needs and special
requirements can be accommodated (such as learning to work with a
scribe, for example). Please phone me to discuss your child's special
requirements and I shall do my very best to accommodate them.