Ms Bianca,Ms Kawthar & Ms Terisha


A warm welcome to all students and their parents! We are looking forward to the 2019-2020 academic year where we would like to build a strong and trusting learning community. Please check this site regularly as it will be updated weekly with content to be covered as well as all important dates and events.

We believe in open communication with students and parents, so please feel free to email us or set up an appointment should you wish to discuss anything. We are excited for the year ahead and we look forward to working with our lovely students!

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.

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

Important Dates

Term 2

CSA 1- Formal Letter (Week 1)

CSA 2-News Report (Week 2)

CSA 3-Writers Effect (Week 3)

Class Project: Instructions (Week 3)

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

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.