At KS3 students undertake a themed curriculum where all students follow a similar topic in all subject areas
At Les Voies we study the Cambridge IGCSE First Language (0500) which is specifically designed for learners whose first language is English. By studying this course students will develop the ability to communicate clearly, accurately and effectively in both speech and writing. They will also learn how to employ a wide-range of vocabulary, use correct grammar, spelling and punctuation and develop a personal style and awareness of the audience being addressed.
During the course, students will be encouraged to read widely, both for enjoyment and to further awareness of the ways in which English can be used. In addition, students will develop the ability to order facts and present opinions clearly and effectively.
English skills are extremely important and fundamental for education and employment in the future.
The IGCSE specification
The IGCSE course requires students to create a portfolio (three tasks) and complete a formal written exam. The course is broken into these areas:
Written exam - 50%
Coursework Portfolio - 50%
There is also the option to complete a separate speaking and listening qualifications.