At Edusites English it is our mission to provide you with insightful and relevant English CPD to drive your team expertise and results strategy. Click below to read about GCSE English Language and Literature AQA, Edexcel, Eduqas and OCR, and IGCSE Language and Literature Edexcel and CIE.

CIE IGCSE English Language 0990 Paper 2

CIE IGCSE English Language 0990 Paper 2

Edusites NEW!

0990 IGCSE Paper 2 Directed Writing and Composition (examination from 2020)

Paper 2 Advice

Section A Directed Writing


  • Identify the purpose and form (text type) for the task as you read the question and keep these in mind as you plan and write your answer.
  • Organise your ideas before writing and plan the structure of your response carefully so that is it helpful and clear for your reader.
  • For example, if you are arguing a particular point of view make sure you build your argument logically and persuasively, rather than just list ideas or track through points in the same order as the text(s).
  • Use vocabulary carefully and deliberately – try to use a range of precise and appropriate words, rather than repeating the same words, using very simple words or copying vocabulary from the text(s).
  • Control sentence structures, keep tenses in agreement and use connecting words/ phrases to link your ideas.
  • Be aware of the audience for your response and adapt your written style to suit the kind of style your reader/ listener would expect.

Access this article now

Register now for our subject updates and FREE instant access to this article.

We’d love to send you exclusive offers and the latest information from Edusites by email. We’ll always treat your personal details with the utmost care and will never sell them to other companies for marketing purposes. Please check the box if you are happy to receive occasional emails from Edusites.

Forgotten your password?


Already registered? Login below to continue reading this article.

Associated Resources