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Cambridge IGCSE (9-1) English as a Second Language is designed for learners who already have a working knowledge of the language and who want to consolidate their understanding in order to progress in their academic or professional career. The qualification reflects the widespread use of English in education and commerce and also in entertainment.
The aim is to achieve a level of practical communication ideal for everyday use, which can also form the basis for further, more in-depth language study.
This syllabus is graded from 9 to 1 but is otherwise the same as Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language (Speaking Endorsement) (0510), this means that the marks for the speaking component do not contribute to the overall grade for the written components. You will find past papers and other resources for Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language (0510) which may be useful for teaching Cambridge IGCSE (9-1) English as a Second Language (0993).
From 2019 this syllabus will be available in Administrative Zone 3 in both June and November. Check the administrative zones for your school.
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.
The syllabus year refers to the year in which the examination will be taken.
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