Edexcel International GCSE English as a Second Language (ESL) (2009)

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Our Edexcel International GCSE in English as a Second Language (ESL) is designed for students who are either obtaining their secondary education through English as a medium of instruction, or who are studying English in order to enhance their future educational or employment prospects.

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Specification

Edexcel International GCSE English (as a 2nd language) specification
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Qualification type:
International GCSE
Level:
Level 1/2
Subject:
English (as 2nd language)
Specification codes:
4ES0
Availability:
UK and international ?International GCSEs are not approved for use in UK state schools, but can be taught in independent schools.
First teaching:
2009
First assessment:
2012
Final assessment:
June 2018

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The Edexcel International GCSE in English as a Second Language (ESL) specification is assessed through two examination papers and an optional speaking test. Aimed at students who are either obtaining their secondary education through English instruction, or studying English to enhance their future educational or employment prospects, it’s designed as a two-year course for teaching in international schools and colleges and UK independent schools. 

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You'll cover the reading, writing, listening and speaking skills necessary for further study or employment in English-speaking countries as you study our two-year Edexcel International GCSE in English as a Second Language (ESL) course. 

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