IGCSE English Language


Study online IGCSE English Language (with optional exams) at Upskill Online UK and get a support and accountability coach in addition to your tutor. This is the same GCSE studied in any school or college and is internationally recognised. With a 98% pass rate, and extra support – you can be confident you will pass this exam with ease.


Study the IGCSE English Language course entirely online to achieve this core qualification. IGCSE English Language is essential to enter most professions including Business, Accountancy, Engineering, Teaching and even Retail. Learn how to effectively communicate in English including written, verbal, vocabulary, grammar and punctuation to name a few.  IGCSE English Language will show employers and educators that you have the necessary skills  and qualifications to build upon. This qualification makes up the core of a standard general education. You can be confident you will achieve this with a 98% pass rate last year.

Upskill Online UK offers a support and accountability coach in addition to your course tutor along with a highway to success plan to follow giving you excellent value for money.

IGCSE English Language is internationally recognised in other countries as well as the UK.

  • Accredited qualification awarded by CAIE
  • Progress in your academic journey or career
  • Can be fast tracked to complete in one year
  • We can include exams at your nearest centre
  • Full support around your course and guidance for your future plans

Course Units

  • Unit 1 – Persuasive Texts
  • Unit 2 – Descriptive Texts
  • Unit 3 – Discursive Texts
  • Unit 4 – Narrative texts
  • Unit 5 – Argument Texts
  • Unit 6 – Comprehension 1
  • Unit 7 – Creative Writing Skills
  • Unit 8 – Comprehension 2
  • Unit 9 – Revision for Paper 1
  • Unit 10 – Revision for Paper 2

Syllabus (0990Click here for full course content

Awarding Body

Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) programmes and qualifications set the global standard for international education. They are created by subject experts, rooted in academic rigour and reflect the latest educational research.

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CAIE are the worlds leading educational awarding organisation specialising in GCSE, A Levels and Vocational courses and upskilling learners around the world. They are part of the Cambridge University Press and Assessment.


Course Assessment

You will be required to sit two paper based written exams. A pass grade is set at grades 4 / 5 and is formally a grade C). 9 is the highest grade equivalent to an A*. Each paper makes up 50% of this IGCSE qualification.

  • Paper 1 – Reading: 2 hours, 80 marks – 50% of IGCSE.
  • Paper 2 – Writing: 2 hours, 80 marks – 50% of IGCSE.

We can offer a guaranteed exam space at one of our exam centres it the UK when you choose to study this IGCSE English course with us at Upskill Online UK. Alternatively, you may choose to book your own exams.

During the course, you will be required to complete learning activities, tests or assignments to show your knowledge and understanding of the units you have just learnt. They do not count towards your overall English Language qualification. They are marked by your course tutor and feedback will be provided with each completed unit. There is no coursework to produce.


Upskill Online UK have a national network of UK GCSEA Levels and Functional Skills exam centres and provide our students with guaranteed exam spaces offered at a discounted rate exclusive to our learners only. We can also book late entries and re-takes. Exams for IGCSE English Language are £224 with Upskill Online UK. Please select ‘Yes’ on enrolment form when asked, if you want to book your exams with us.

Course Outcome

When you have completed this course, you will achieve an CAIE IGCSE in English Language.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. A good standard level of reading and written English is required due to reading and analysing texts from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. If English is your second language and you are unsure if this would be suitable, please contact us and we will be happy to advise you.


8 – 24 months

Guided Learning Hours (GLH)

150 hours

What Next?

After you’ve completed this IGCSE English Language course, you could progress onto A Level English Language course or apply for jobs in a variety of settings or sectors.


The IGCSE English Language course is popular with home school pupils. You will receive qualified Tutor support, as well as your very own Upskill Online UK personal mentor and accountability coach, to help keep you motivated and on track with accountability sessions. We will also help you to plan the next steps in your personal, academic or professional journey and provide your very own roadmap to success. You get the complete package all in one place with us here at Upskill Online UK, where learning is earning for life.

If you want to speak with us regarding this course, please complete the enquiry form and we will contact you shortly.


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