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Online GCSE English Course

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Our brand new Online GCSE English Course is the international version or IGCSE. This course aims to widen your vocabulary and improve your use of grammar, punctuation and spelling. You will gain skills through your study of material from different sources including literary material, non-literary material and media. You will also learn how to use written English for a variety of purposes from imaginative writing to making reports.

Our Online GCSE English Course enables students to:
  • Read a range of material from a variety of sources, including literary material, non-literary material and media
  • Read for a variety of purposes with understanding and enjoyment
  • Use written English for a variety of purposes such as narration, argument, giving instruction and information, imaginative writing, making reports and demonstrating understanding of content, paying due attention to the appropriateness and quality of written expression.
Course Ref: OGCSEENG
Study Time: 120 hours
Tutor Support: 12 months

Product Options

You can add a printed version of the course to your order for an additional fee. Students purchase this option so that they can study offline, it also allows you to take notes and highlight content for revision. You do not need to purchase this if you are happy studying solely from a PC, Laptop, Tablet or Smartphone.

Payment plans from as little as £7.69 per month.
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Course Content

Section A: Reading

Study and analyse selections from a range of texts

Section B: Reading and Writing

Explore and develop transactional writing skills

Section C: Writing

Explore and develop discursive, narrative, and descriptive writing skills


Students will read a variety of high-quality, challenging texts, in preparation for responding to unseen extracts in the examination. They should be able to read substantial pieces of writing, including whole and extended texts that make significant demands in terms of content, structure and the quality of the language.

Throughout the qualification, students should develop the skills of interpretation and analysis. Text types studied should include a range of forms, such as fiction, poetry, journalism (for example articles and reviews), speeches, journals and reference book extracts. Text types should also include literary non-fiction texts, such as selections from autobiography, letters, obituaries and travel writing. These lists are not exhaustive.

Students will use what they have learned about different text types to feed into their transactional writing and to inspire and influence their own imaginative writing. They will be introduced to, and be given the opportunity to practise, a range of fiction and non-fiction writing techniques, planning and proofreading skills.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for IGCSE study.

Digital Platform

Our Online GCSE English Course is powered by:

  • CloudPort - Our Virtual Learning Environment: offering 24/7 access to all your study materials - so you can study on the move
  • Online Lessons and Assessments - allowing you to study on any Smart Device
  • Lively and Interactive study environments, where you can engage in group collaboration with fellow students and tutors
  • 12 Months Full Tutor Support - giving you the confidence you need to achieve your learning goals
  • Digital and Print resources - choose the format that works for you
  • Live chat functionality with tutors and students - giving you immediate access to the information you need
  • Direct links to media-rich and interactive learning resources - making your learning cool, engaging, effective...and Fun!


As part of your Online GCSE English Course you will have the benefit of both Formative and Summative Assessment.

Formative Assessment does not count towards your final mark but is used to gauge your progress and performance. Use these assessments to practice your skills and to build confidence in the subject. You can take combinations of these assessments as many times as you like to continuously improve your grades. Formative Assessments include: Activities, Multiple Choice Assessment, Short Answer and Tutor Marked Mock Exams.

Summative Assessments do count towards your final grade. These are final exams which are held at one of thousand of exam centres across the country. See the Examination section below for more details.

Tutor Support

We're here to Help!

Perhaps the most important asset provided as part of your Online GCSE English Course is access to a dedicated academic tutor.

You will be assigned a dedicated tutor on enrolment who will support you throughout your studies and towards your final exams. You have access to your tutor for 12 months, if you need to extend support extensions are available.

Tutor support is delivered using Online Messaging function within CloudPort, ensuring you get the support you need when you need it.


New 9-1 Exams:

Exams for the Edexcel IGCSE English 9-1 syllabus (Specification B) (4EB1) are held twice a year: January and May/June. Exam timetables are published 12 months in advance and are available upon request.

Get the lowdown on the new 9-1 grading system by watching this short video published by the awarding body:

Find your Nearest Centre:

Click here to locate your nearest examination centre.

Additional Fees

Exam fees are additional to the course fees. These are payable to the centre where you sit your exam. Use our Exam Centre Finder to locate your nearest Exam centre.

Course Specification

Payment Options

Pay your course in full or spread the cost with one of our monthly instalment plans.

Speak to one of our advisers today about arranging a monthly instalment plan for your chosen course(s) on 0330 111 4006

All Devices

CloudLearn is unique in that we offer our students a choice of study formats. Choose to study via print or digital materials.

Our digital materials are hosted on our VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) CloudPort and are accessible on all digital devices, so you can study where and when you want.

Choose to study using your PC, Laptop, Tablet, Phone, PS4, Smart TV...your learning - your choice.

All content, formative assessment and tutorial support is available online for your learning convenience.

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