This international GCSE qualification gives teachers freedom of choice in approaches to teaching and learning whilst providing a rigorous summative assessment of students' skills and abilities.
The different reading tasks in Paper 1 and Paper 2 enable students to develop specific skills in inference, exploration, language analysis and deduction, alongside the more general skills of selection, synthesis and organisation.
The alternative Non-Exam Assessment (NEA) option to Paper 2 will appeal to students of all abilities who wish to pursue an individual area of study. With its focus on independent research and learning and the development of study skills, it provides an invaluable preparation for higher level study.
This qualification is available for teaching now in Bahrain, China, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates.
Optional endorsement: Speaking and listening (teacher assessed)
Unit 1: Literary non-fiction and composition
Unit 2: Source-based reading and directed writing OR non-exam assessment
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