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The Cambridge IGCSE (9-1) Art & Design syllabus aims to encourage a personal response by stimulating imagination, sensitivity, conceptual thinking, powers of observation and analytical ability. Learners gain confidence and enthusiasm as they develop technical skills in two and three dimensional form and composition, and are able to identify and solve problems in visual and tactile forms. They also learn how to develop ideas from initial attempts to final solutions. An ideal foundation for further study, Cambridge IGCSE (9-1) Art & Design also develops a greater awareness of the role played by the visual arts in society and in history, broadening cultural horizons and individual experience.
This syllabus is graded from 9 to 1 but is otherwise the same as Cambridge IGCSE Art & Design (0400). You will find past papers and other resources on the web page for Cambridge IGCSE Art & Design (0400); these may be useful for teaching Cambridge IGCSE (9-1) Art & Design (0989).
From 2019 this syllabus will be available in Administrative Zone 3 in both June and November. Check the administrative zones for your school.
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Please note that if you make an entry for the 9-1 grading scale, it is not then possible to switch to the A*-G grading scale once the entries deadline has passed. If you find that you have accidentally made an entry for the 9-1 syllabus, you must withdraw and re-enter before the entries deadline.
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