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Cambridge IGCSE Swahili 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 education or career. Through their studies, learners gain an understanding of how to use Swahili effectively in the type of situations that they will encounter in their daily lives in Swahili-speaking environments.
The syllabus focuses on the linked language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Through their study of Cambridge IGCSE Swahili, learners can 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 replaces Cambridge O Level Swahili (3162) from 2021 onwards. The last examination series for Cambridge O Level Swahili (3162) will be June 2020.
The syllabus year refers to the year in which the examination will be taken.
For some subjects, the syllabus states that Grade Descriptions will be made available after first assessment in 2020, 2021 or 2022.
Publication of grade descriptions was paused in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the temporary changes to the grading standard that have been in place for 2020, 2021 and 2022. We are currently working on producing these grade descriptions. This work will make sure that grade descriptions reflect examination outcomes appropriately and are based on the more stable grading standard that we expect to have in place for June 2023 onwards.
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