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CIE IGCSE Language Extended vs Core

Discussion in 'English' started by Fatbetty73, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. Fatbetty73

    Fatbetty73 New commenter

    Hoping to pick someone's more experienced brains! Is it better to enter my D/E target grade students for the core rather than the extended paper? I know the core paper is more accessible but the quirks of the exam system sometimes means that a poorer effort in a higher paper gets a better grade than the equivalent in the core. Thanks in advance!
  2. thethiefoftime

    thethiefoftime Occasional commenter

    I would definitely do Core because the questions contain more support so you're more likely to get relevant/developed responses from the students.
  3. bakisalmon

    bakisalmon New commenter

    I agree- it's 'easier' to get a c grade on core as the questions are more scaffolded.
    At the end of the day a c grade is a c grade!

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