Ms Bianca,Ms Kawthar & Ms Terisha


CSA 1 :29/10/19,

PROJECT: 03-07/10/2019

TEST 1: 16/10/19

Focus for the term:

Important Dates:

Assessment week: 3-11 Nov

Assessment will focus on 2 exercises with past paper style questions.

1-Writers effect

You will be provided with a text and are expected to provide a commentary based on your understanding of language and imagery being used in the text.


Read the provided text and provide short and concise notes based on the question provided.

We would like to take the opportunity to inform you of the curriculum to be studied by your child in Year 10 English First Language. Please note that marks will be awarded for your child’s progress in this subject; for classwork, projects/assignments, and tests in various formats. Your child will receive ample warning concerning tests.

NB: 18 September 2018 Placement Test will take place.

The IGCSE 2-year course follows the requirements of the Cambridge English First Language syllabus 0500 (2019).

Students and parents have access to the syllabus and other information via the CIE's website. www.cie.org.uk

Student Learner Guide http://www.cambridgeinternational.org/images/163028-learner-guide-for-cambridge-igcse-first-language-english-0500-.pdf

English First Language curriculum guide.docx


TERM 1 2 3

Assignment & Project(AP) 20% 10% 20%

CW/short assessments(CSA) 40% 40% 20%

TESTS/Final 40% 50% 60%

Parents are encouraged to support their child’s learning by taking an active interest in the subject by checking homework, tests, and project schedules. Please do not hesitate in setting up an appointment with either of the teachers via e-mail if you wish to discuss anything concerning your child.



The Assignment/Project tests the following writing assessment objectives as for the Cambridge First Language Syllabus 2019

(20 marks):

W1 articulate experience and express what is thought, felt and imagined

W2 organise facts, ideas and opinions

W3 use a range of appropriate vocabulary

W4 use register appropriate to audience and context

W5 make accurate use of spelling, punctuation and grammar.