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Cambridge International A Level Arabic builds on the language skills gained at Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge O Level or Cambridge International AS Level, and is the ideal foundation for university level study, or to improve career prospects.
Learners will gain an understanding of how to use the language in a variety of situations. They will be expected to handle texts and other source materials, extracting information in order to respond to specific tasks. Through their studies, learners can expect to achieve greater fluency, accuracy and confidence in the language. They will also learn how to translate material from English into Arabic.
The syllabus year refers to the year in which the examination will be taken.
In the June series this syllabus is available in zones 3 and 4 only. In the November series this syllabus is available in all administrative zones. Check the administrative zone for your school.
We are withdrawing Cambridge International AS & A Level Arabic (9680) from the November exam series. The last November exam series will be in 2023. From 2024, we will only offer this syllabus in the June exam series. We communicated this series withdrawal decision to schools in June 2021.
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.
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