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IGCSEEnglish Language

95% English pass rate*

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RM205/month interest-free

6 months


Total Price

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Start anytimeSupport till summer 2023 results

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ExamsJanuary 2023, May/June 2023

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Additional feesExam centre fees

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Multi-buy discountEnrol on 2 IGCSEs save 5% | 3 save 10% | 4+ save 15%

  • Gain a globally recognised IGCSE qualification by studying online
  • 4.8/5 Trustpilot rating from 4000+ independent reviews
  • Live online classrooms and unlimited support
  • Learn at your own pace and set your own schedule
  • Study anywhere, anytime on your phone, tablet or laptop

Why is this course right for you?

International GCSEs are highly respected by colleges, universities and employers worldwide. They’ll help you access higher education nationally or internationally and build a rewarding global career.

With us, you can study the prestigious IGCSE English Language qualification online from anywhere in the world.

You'll first go back to basics and learn the rules of grammar and the intricacies of punctuation.

Then, you'll learn how to analyse the structure and skill of an argument, and how to write persuasively and objectively in a variety of styles and for a variety of purposes.

Our flexible self-paced online course means that even if you're studying other subjects or working full-time, you can fit your IGCSE English Language around your busy life.

Entry requirements

You don’t need any previous qualifications to take this course.

If English is your second language, we recommend you have an IELTS 5.5 or equivalent, but we’re happy to review your case on an individual basis.


Course content

This course will teach you the Pearson Edexcel International GCSE English Language B (Specification 4EB1) syllabus in preparation for sitting your exam.

You’ll cover:

  • Basic English
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing to Specific Guidelines
  • Writing Reviews/Blogs/Articles
  • Writing Leaflets
  • Writing Arguments
  • Writing to Persuade
  • Personal and Creative Writing
  • Exam Preparation

For details of what you’ll learn on each unit, download the IGCSE English Language course guide.


IGCSE exams

Please note that you’re responsible for booking your exams. Before you enrol, you should contact your local British Council to confirm where you can take your exams locally.

The exam consists of one written paper that lasts 3 hours.

This course won't prepare you for the Spoken Language Endorsement (Paper 4EB1/E) exam, which is an optional paper rather than a mandatory part of the qualification.

Your exam fees aren't included in the course cost as you'll pay these directly to your exam centre.

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Emma Farrugia‘I achieved a grade A – the first A I have ever achieved! My English tutor was amazing, the silly questions I had turned out to not be silly after all and the feedback was motivational. ICS Learn gave me the freedom to study as much or as little as I liked.’
- Emma Farrugia

Lewis Edon ‘I really enjoyed the course. It teaches you everything you need to know and my English tutor Anna gave excellent feedback. I highly recommend ICS Learn as I have found them to be brilliant.’
- Lewis Edon

Iqra Qureshi‘I have been recommending this course to all my friends and family because personally I feel that it was far better than the GCSE I did at college. I highly recommend ICS Learn to anyone out there who is hesitant in studying an online course.’
- Iqra Qureshi

  • All our English tutors are fully qualified teachers with extensive UK teaching experience
  • Unlimited support from your personal English tutor, online or by phone
  • Live interactive online English classrooms and English teacher helpline
  • Complete marked mock exams to ensure you're well-prepared for the real thing

How does studying IGCSE English Language with us work?

See what it’s really like to be an ICS Learn student. Learn how you’ll access your course, join an online English class, chat to your tutor, sit your exams, and more.


We’re the UK’s most recommended IGCSE provider, with a Trustpilot rating of 4.8/5 from more than 4000 independent student reviews. We’re trusted by thousands of students each year across 98 countries.

We’re also the world’s most experienced online learning provider, having been pioneers in flexible distance learning for 130 years.

Our online International GCSE courses allow you to gain globally recognised IGCSE qualifications no matter where you are.

Our flexible self-paced course structure, unlimited tutor support, and interest-free monthly payment plans make it easy to shape learning around your life.

That’s why every year, we help thousands of students like you get the IGCSEs they need to succeed.

An IGCSE is an International GCSE. They’re offered in many independent and private schools in Asia, the UK and worldwide, and are the most popular international qualifications aimed at 14- to 16-year-olds.

While IGCSEs are traditionally studied by students in secondary school, many older learners choose to study them in order to fill in gaps in their school education or prepare for further national or international study. Our IGCSE courses are open to anyone of any age.

IGCSEs are awarded by Edexcel, the qualification branch of the UK’s largest awarding body Pearson. More than 3.4 million students study Edexcel qualifications worldwide.

Yes! With us, you’ll sit the same exam and gain the same IGCSE qualification you’d gain by studying in an international or private school.

The only difference is that you’ll study your course online rather than in a classroom.

Your qualification will be recognised and respected by colleges, universities and employers worldwide.

The course covers everything you need to excel in your exam, so no supporting textbook is provided.

However, you might find the following textbook useful:

  • Edexcel International GCSE (9-1) English Language B Student Book (Pearson, 2017)

We strongly recommend that you read as much as you can from various sources, for example fiction, non-fiction, newspapers, magazines, web articles and leaflets.

This will give you greater awareness of and confidence in the various writing styles.

Right away! There’s no need to wait until a specific date or school term to enrol – you can begin your course at any time throughout the year.

Once you enrol, you’ll be able to log in to your course online by the next day, or the next Monday if you enrol on a Saturday or Sunday.

  • Personal English tutor available anytime online or by phone
  • In-house English teacher runs live classrooms and the English helpline
  • Live classrooms are recorded too so you can watch and re-watch anytime
  • 24/7 access to the Student Community, your all-in-one online learning platform
  • Interactive online learning broken down into easy-to-follow units
  • Practice tests and mock exams marked by your tutor
  • Student forums so you can connect and share advice with other IGCSE students
  • Friendly student services team, so you’re never more than a message or phone call away from a helping hand

Before you enrol on this course, you should contact your local British Council to confirm where you can sit your exam locally. Be aware that you may have to travel to your nearest centre if there isn’t one available near you.

A list of international examination centres can also be found on Edexcel's site.

You can also approach any British International Schools within travelling distance to ask if they can accept you as an exam candidate. Search for your nearest British International School here.

Roughly 6 months before your chosen exam date, you should book your place at your nearest exam centre to take the Edexcel IGCSE English Language B (Specification 4EB1) exams.

Your exam fees aren’t included in the course cost as you’ll pay them directly to the exam centre. The fees will vary depending on your chosen centre.

If you’d like to pay in full, you can enrol online using the ‘Add to Basket’ button at the top of the page.

If you’d like to set up an interest-free payment plan, get in touch with our IGCSE Advisors on +44 141 404 6595.

If you have any disabilities which you think might affect your studies or assessments, please tell your Course Advisor before you enrol so we can advise you on whether reasonable adjustments can be made to accommodate your needs.

Your payments will be charged in GBP. The monthly payments listed in your local currency are an estimate based on the current exchange rate from

This means that if you set up a monthly payment plan, the amount you’ll pay each month in your local currency may vary based on the current exchange rate.

Your bank may use a different exchange rate from the one listed here, or charge a fee for converting your payments into GBP; we’d advise that you speak to your bank directly for more details.

* Pass rate based on all ICS Learn IGCSE English Language students’ results in 2021.

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