The syllabus enables learners to read, interpret and evaluate texts through the study of literature in English. Learners develop an understanding of literal meaning, relevant contexts and of the deeper themes or attitudes that may be expressed. Through their studies, they learn to recognise and appreciate the ways in which writers use English to achieve a range of effects, and will be able to present an informed, personal response to the material they have studied.
The syllabus also encourages the exploration of wider and universal issues, promoting learners' better understanding of themselves and of the world around them.
This syllabus is graded from 9 to 1 but is otherwise the same as Cambridge IGCSE Literature in English (0475) and the previous version of this syllabus, IGCSE Literature (English) (0486). Past papers and other resources for Cambridge IGCSE Literature (English) (0486) are still largely applicable for teaching Cambridge IGCSE (9-1) Literature in English (0992).