CIE IGCSE English Language
Section A: Directed Writing
Imagine you are a pupil in a school that has a school uniform.
Write a letter to the Head Teacher, giving your views on whether or not the school should keep the uniform, or if it should be abolished to allow students to wear what they like.
In your letter you should:
- evaluate the views given in both texts about student uniform
- give your own views, based on what you have read, about whether wearing a school uniform is a benefit to students.
Base your letter on what you have read in both texts, but be careful to use your own words. Address both of the bullet points.
Begin your letter: ‘Dear Mrs Butler, …’
Write about 250 to 350 words.
Up to 15 marks are available for the content of your answer, and up to 25 marks for the quality of your writing.
Section B: Composition
Answer one question from Section B.
Write about 350 to 450 words on one of the following questions.
Up to 16 marks are available for the content and structure of your answer, and up to 24 marks for the style and accuracy of your writing.
Describe an occasion when a group of people celebrate.
Describe a messy room.
Write a story that includes the words “…he’d never seen anything quite like it…”
Write a story that involves an insect.