English as a Second Language

Exam Board: Cambridge Assessment International Education 
Syllabus Number: 0991

For this course there is not a set list of knowledge that you must learn. Instead, you will study practical communication skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. You will understand what is implied but not directly stated. You will use a variety of resources to build up your skills in reading and writing and practise writing for different purposes and audiences. You will listen to a range of spoken material, including talks and conversations. You will have conversations on a variety of topics and develop your skills in responding accurately and clearly in different situations.

How will I be assessed?

Examinations: (100% of final mark).

Reading and writing – 2 hours (extended tier),
1 hour 30 minutes (core tier) (60%).

Listening – 50 mins (extended tier), 40 mins
(core tier) (20%).

Speaking – 10-15 mins (20%).

Is there anything else I need to know about this subject course?

Unless otherwise advised this is a required course for overseas students whose first language is not English. The course develops reading, writing, listening and speaking skills and benefits students in their wider academic studies. Resources for students are available at: www.cambridgeinternational.org