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Cambridge IGCSE First Language Spanish is designed for learners whose first language is Spanish. The course enables learners to:
Learners are also encouraged to read widely, both for their own enjoyment and to further their awareness of the ways in which Spanish can be used. Cambridge IGCSE First Language Spanish also develops more general analysis and communication skills such as inference, and the ability to order facts and present opinions effectively.
The syllabus year refers to the year in which the examination will be taken.
We review all of our syllabuses regularly to make sure they continue to meet the needs of our schools and are up-to-date with current thinking.
We have updated this syllabus and all assessment materials to make sure it is aligned with Cambridge IGCSE First Language English (0500) after feedback from teachers who told us that many candidates take both English and Spanish. Aligning the two syllabuses helps learners to understand what is expected from the assessment.
The updated syllabus is for examination from June 2022 onwards. Please see the 2022-2024 syllabus above for full details.
We have a comprehensive range of materials to help you teach the 2022-2024 syllabus including:
These materials are available on our School Support Hub.
View the supporting resource for Cambridge IGCSE First Language Spanish (0502).
Cambridge IGCSE First Language Spanish (Hodder)
Offers a theme-based approach whilst supporting you with practical advice and accessible explanations; ensure full coverage of the latest Cambridge IGCSE First Language Spanish syllabus with this international Student's Book, written by experienced authors and examiners from around the world.
Read more on the Hodder website
For some subjects, we publish grade descriptions to help understand the level of performance candidates’ grades represent.
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.
Check the Submit for Assessment page and the samples database for information and guidance on submitting moderated and examined work using Submit for Assessment.
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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