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The benefits of studying Cambridge IGCSE English Language

Our Cambridge IGCSE English Language homeschooling course will enhance your child’s ability to communicate clearly, accurately and effectively in both speech and writing. They will learn how to employ a wide-ranging vocabulary, use correct grammar, spelling and punctuation, develop a personal writing style and write for a variety of audiences.

Good communication skills are vital if your child wishes to enter higher education or embark on a career. Grade C or better in Cambridge IGCSE English Language is evidence of these skills. It will satisfy the English proficiency requirements of many universities in the UK and internationally.


We also offer courses in IGCSE English Literature and IGCSE English as a Second Language.

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Key topics covered in the course

  • Understanding, summarising and paraphrasing texts
  • Recognising and responding to linguistic devices
  • Conveying facts, ideas and opinions effectively
  • Vocabulary; sense of audience; spelling, punctuation and grammar
  • Understanding and conveying complex information
  • Discussing opinions and attitudes
  • Communicating with clarity, focus and purpose
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Prior Requirements/Hours of Study

  • Our Cambridge English First Language course is for native speakers and assumes that our young learners will have studied English Language from the English National Curriculum ( Years 7 – 9) or an equivalent national curriculum framework.  However, we always welcome enquiries from mature students who may have alternative experiences.

  • Your child should allow for up to 180 hours’ study time to complete their Cambridge IGCSE English Language course plus additional time for completing assignments. 180 hours is an approximate figure which depends on their learning abilities and the pace at which they work.

  • We offer Study Skills Sessions for those students who need some extra help managing their studies.

The Syllabus and the Exam

The course will prepare your child for the Extended syllabus of the Cambridge (CAIE) IGCSE English First Language syllabus 0500. Please note the variations below:

For exams in 2018/19: The exam comprises two written papers: Paper 2: Reading Extended Paper 3, Directed Writing and Composition (each of 2 hours and each accounting for 50% of the total mark)

For exams in 2020/21: The exam comprises two written papers: Paper 1: Reading Paper 2: Directed Writing and Composition (each of 2 hours and each accounting for 50% of the total mark)

There are Cambridge exam centres in over 150 countries. We can provide details of those most convenient.

Course Fee

The fee for Cambridge IGCSE English Language is £495 via instalments (initial payment of £103 and 8 monthly instalments of £49.) There is a discount of 5% for payment in full reducing the fee to £470. You can read more about our fees here To find out what our fees include please click here To find out how to pay and about our 30-day refund policy please click here

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Meet our IGCSE English Language Tutors

Sally Adhiambo Ombewa, Homeschooling Student, Kazakhstan/ Rwanda

“Studied abroad? Homeschooled? In a non-English speaking country?!” They were worried and I was too. Would I even be able to compete with a normal student? Was I disadvantaged? Nervous and terribly apprehensive, I sat my exams.

It was a miracle! Paper after paper completed, and with such ease that it amazed me. All of Wolsey’s resources had ensured that I was comfortable during my examination. I recently received my results and there are: A’s in Math, English Language, Geography, Chemistry, Physics, German, and an A* in English Literature.

All I can say is thank you, God, and thank you, Wolsey Hall Oxford.

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