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Cambridge IGCSE First Language Turkish is designed for learners whose first language is Turkish. This First Language syllabus develops learners' abilities 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 in order 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.
To better meet the needs of learners, we have updated specimen Paper 1 – now called ‘Reading and Directed Writing’ – and replaced the summary task with a directed writing task. There are three reading texts (one fiction and two non-fiction).
In specimen Paper 2 Writing, candidates choose two questions from four, rather than two from eight.
For full details of the changes, please see the 2025-2027 syllabus above.
We are developing a comprehensive range of resources to help teachers deliver this updated syllabus.
We aim to provide a scheme of work and other relevant classroom resources. Example Candidate Responses will be available following the first examination in 2025. Visit the School Support Hub from June 2025 onwards for details.
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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