International GCSE English A Online

Course Description

International GCSE aims to extend students’ knowledge by broadening and deepening skills. Students will develop their ability to read and respond to material from a variety of sources. 

Students will make comparisons between texts and analyze the ways in which writers achieve their effects, construct and convey meaning in written language, matching style to audience and purpose.

This course at Glance:

  • Official International GCSE subject awarded by Edexcel 
  • Level 2 qualification 
  • Open to International and Home student 
  • Achieve a qualification recognized by universities worldwide
  • Progression to A-level


Choice of a 100% external assessment, or a 60% external examination and 40% internal non-examined assessment option. Students may also complete the optional Spoken Language Endorsement. Students must submit their non-examined assessment (NEA) and complete the exam in May/June in the year of certification.

Paper 1: Non-fiction Texts and Transactional WritingExternally assessed60% of the total International GCSE
Component: Poetry and Prose Texts and Imaginative WritingComponent: Poetry and Prose Texts and Imaginative Writing40% of the total International GCSE
Spoken language endorsement (optional)Internally assessed under controlled conditionsEndorsed separately

Course Duration

The IGCSE English A is a two-year program. During the two years of studies, students will have access to live online classes as well as they will have academic mentor support and, one to one subject support. 

Course Outcome

Progression to International GCSE qualifications enable successful progression onto A level and beyond.

Entry Requirements

  • Students whose English is not their first language, are required to either sit an internal English assessment or provide an English certificate at a min level B2 in all components.


What is included in the cost of the course?

  • Access to learning materials
  • Live online classes
  • One to one subject support
  • Weekly academic mentoring support 
  • Examination fee
  • University application support and guidance 

How many hours a week are students expected to study?

Students are required to undertake 6 hours of self-study per subject. In addition, students will also be required to attend 50 min of live lessons per subjects

How does Oxford Online School work?

Oxford Online School is a fully recognized online school for the delivery of GCSE/IGCSE, A level, and International A-Level courses and examinations. It is also a co-educational school offering a blended full-time syllabus to students from all over the world including home students. 

What subjects are currently available at Oxford Online School?

Currently, we are offering: Economics; Biology; Chemistry; Physics; Mathematics and Further Mathematics and Spanish A-level, Psychology, History, Business, Turkish Language, Russian Language, Geography, Music, EPQ

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