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Cambridge IGCSE Afrikaans as a Second Language is for learners who already have a working knowledge of the language.
The syllabus year refers to the year in which the examination will be taken.
We have updated this syllabus to make it clearer and more accessible for both teachers and learners by reducing the number of exercises in the Reading & Writing paper and requiring only non-verbal responses in the Listening paper. After consulting with centres, we have removed the optional Speaking component. We communicated this change to schools in October 2022.
For full details of the changes, please see the 2025-2027 syllabus above.
We are developing a comprehensive range of resources to help teachers deliver this updated syllabus.
We aim to provide a scheme of work and other relevant classroom resources. Example Candidate Responses will be available following the first examination in 2025. Visit the School Support Hub from June 2025 onwards for details.
From 2020, we have made some changes to the wording and layout of the front covers of our question papers to reflect the new Cambridge International branding and to make instructions clearer for candidates - learn more.
Check the Submit for Assessment page and the samples database for information and guidance on submitting moderated and examined work using Submit for Assessment.
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