IGCSE English

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IGCSE English

Syllabus overview


The aims describe the purposes of a course based on this syllabus.

The aims are to enable students to:

• read a wide range of texts, fluently and with good understanding, enjoying and appreciating a variety of

• read critically, and use knowledge gained from wide reading to inform and improve their own writing

• write accurately and effectively, using Standard English appropriately

• work with information and with ideas in language by developing skills of evaluation, analysis, use and inference

• listen to, understand, and use spoken language effectively

• acquire and apply a wide vocabulary, alongside a knowledge and understanding of grammatical terminology
and linguistic conventions.

Content overview

Cambridge IGCSE First Language English offers candidates the opportunity to respond with understanding to a rich
array of reading texts during the course as a whole. Candidates will use these texts to inform and inspire their own
writing, and write in a range of text types for different purposes and audiences.

Candidates will develop both their speaking and their listening skills, delivering a presentation, and responding to
questions and engaging in conversations.

Candidates are encouraged to become appreciative and critical readers, writers, speakers and listeners.