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Available in a limited number of Administrative zones. See ‘Important notices’ below for details.
Cambridge International A Level Tamil 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 Tamil.
The syllabus year refers to the year in which the examination will be taken.
We are withdrawing Cambridge International A Level Tamil Language (9689) from the November exam series with the exception of Mauritius (see below).
The last November exam series for international centres will be in 2023. From 2024 onwards, this syllabus is available to administrative zones 3 and 4 in the June series. It will also be available in the November series in Mauritius only.
Check the administrative zones for your school. We communicated this series withdrawal decision to schools in June 2021.
We support the work of the national education authorities in Mauritius to provide national assessments for their learners in secondary schools.
Cambridge International A Level Tamil Language (9689) will continue to be available in the November exam series for schools in Mauritius only.
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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