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Cambridge IGCSE Core English 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 and to make sure it reflects current educational thinking.
In response to feedback from teachers, we have made the Listening paper 100% multiple-choice. We have also removed the summary task from the Reading and Writing paper and replaced it with a new multiple-choice style question.
The updated syllabus is for examination from June 2024 onwards. Examinations are available in June and November.
For full details of the changes, please see the 2024-2026 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 2024. Visit the School Support Hub from June 2024 onwards for details.
We provide a wide range of support so that teachers can give their learners the best possible preparation for Cambridge programmes and qualifications. For teachers at registered Cambridge schools, support materials for specific syllabuses are available from the School Support Hub (username and password required).
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