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Cambridge IGCSE (9-1) English (as an Additional Language) enables learners to develop practical language skills and build their confidence in communicating in English.
This syllabus is graded from 9 to 1 but is otherwise the same as Cambridge IGCSE English (as an Additional Language) (0472).
The syllabus year refers to the year in which the examination will be taken.
To better meet the needs of our bilingual learners, we have revised three questions in the specimen Reading paper and one question in the specimen Writing paper.
For full details of the changes, please see the 2023-2025 syllabus above (Version 2)
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 2023. Visit the School Support Hub from June 2022 onwards for details.
Cambridge IGCSE English (as an Additional Language) (Cambridge University Press)
Develop English reading, writing, speaking and listening skills through a variety of engaging activities. Also includes accessible grammar, key vocabulary guidance and exam-style questions to help students prepare for assessment. CEFR Exit Level A2/B1.
Read more on the Cambridge University Press website
Cambridge IGCSE English (as an Additional Language) (First edition) (Collins)
Build confidence in English with a carefully structured course that allows for reinforcement and progression at every stage. Develop practical language skills with accessible content planned around real-world topic-based units.
Read more on the Collins website
In June, this syllabus is available in Administrative zone 3 and for centres in Oman and UAE.
For the listening exam, candidates will submit their answers on a multiple-choice answer sheet. They will not submit them on the question paper. At the end of the exam candidates will have six minutes to transfer their answers from the question paper onto the multiple-choice answer sheet. Find out more information and view a sample multiple-choice answer sheet.
Look out for an update to the Reading and Writing assessments of this syllabus. We will communicate further details in April 2022. Sign up here to receive details of the changes.
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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We paused the publication of grade descriptions in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the temporary changes to the awarding standard in 2020, 2021 and 2022.
As the awarding standard has now returned to the pre-pandemic standard, we are working to produce up-to-date grade descriptions for most of our general qualifications. These will be based on the awarding standards in place from June 2023 onwards.
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