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The Cambridge IGCSE First Language Malay syllabus is for learners whose first language is Malay. This First Language syllabus develops learners' ability to communicate clearly, accurately and effectively. They learn how to employ a wide-ranging vocabulary, use correct grammar, spelling and punctuation, and develop a personal style and an awareness of the audience being addressed.
Learners are also encouraged to read widely, both for their own enjoyment and to develop an appreciation of how writers achieve their effects. The syllabus also complements other areas of study by encouraging skills of more general application.
The syllabus year refers to the year in which the examination will be taken.
The Syllabus Support syllabus year refers to the year in which the examination will be taken.
From 2021 this syllabus will only be available in administrative zones 4 and 5. Check the administrative zones for your school.
For some subjects, the syllabus states that Grade Descriptions will be made available after first assessment in 2020 or 2021.
Publication of grade descriptions for these syllabuses has been delayed. This is to make sure that grade descriptions reflect examination outcomes appropriately and are based on the full range of candidate performance after the 2020 and 2021 series.
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.
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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We are developing a wide range of support to help you plan and teach the 2021 syllabus.
Cambridge IGCSE Malay as a First Language (Collins)
These resources are designed to help first language Malay students develop and apply their language skills. The series is written by experienced Malay teachers and is the only resource available offering full syllabus coverage.
Read more on the Collins website