BGCSE Language Arts

Course begins: January 2nd. Secure your spot now!

The Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education is an examination that was established in 1992 having been developed in consultation with the University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate (UCLES).

This examination is designed to assess the achievement of at least 80-85% of the Bahamian Students on completion of five or six years of secondary level education. It will provide a broadening of opportunity for students to show what they know, understand and can do.

The study of English Language is the key to effective learning.  Our language aids personal development and social communication.

The purpose of the BGCSE English Language Examination is to provide for 80-85% of the students an assessment of their language skills in the context of particular writing and speaking situations.

This preparation course is designed for candidates taking English Language as a single subject. You will review three years of content. The course is
delivered online and includes a print workbook. All questions are official questions.  This BGCSE English Language Course is Instructor assisted.

Exam Scheme

This course prepares students to sit the BGCSE.  All candidates will be expected to demonstrate their ability to:

  1. communicate information gained from personal experiences, observation, research, and other sources
  2. organize and present facts, ideas and opinions clearly
  3. communicate effectively what is felt and imagined
  4. employ a range of apt vocabulary
  5. understand meaning for information read or heard
  6. evaluate and present given information according to specific directions
  7. employ an appropriate range of grammatical or mechanical structures accurately
  8. obey the conventions of spelling and punctuation

There are four papers in this assessment:

Paper I - (Core) Continuous Writing 1 hour.  40% grade weighting.

Paper II - (Core) Aural Comprehension 1.25 hours.  15% grade weighting.

Paper III - (Core) Written Comprehension 2 hours.  45% grade weighting.

All candidates will take Papers I, II and III.

Paper IV - (Extended)  2 hours. Written Comprehension and Directed Writing

Course of Study

Study 101
Glossary of Terms
Your Workbook
Vocabulary - Unit 1
Strong Sentences
Great Paragraphs
Paper I - Writing
Types of Essays
Planning Your Essay
Essay Planning Practice
Essay Writing
Formal Letter Writing
Practice Lesson 1
Paper II - Listening Comprehension

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the course?

Forever! Once you've enrolled and paid, you'll have access to the course material for as long as you need. So devour it all in one weekend or take things slow. It's your choice!

What if I'm unhappy with my purchase?

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