The combination of knowledge and skills in Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language gives learners a solid foundation for further study. Candidates who achieve grades A* to C are well prepared to follow a wide range of IGCSE courses.
The subject is aimed at students who have not previously been taught in English and whose English is at a basic level. For those who have a working knowledge of English we recommend IGCSE English Language i.e. first language English. If you are in any doubt as to the most suitable course, we can offer a test at no charge to help you decide.
A grade C in IGCSE English as a Second Language satisfies the English proficiency requirements of some universities in the UK and in other English speaking countries.
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The course will prepare your child for the reading, writing, speaking and listening parts of the syllabus for the Cambridge (CAIE) English as a Second Language syllabus 0511 or 0991.
The exam comprises three components:
Paper 2: Reading and Writing (2 hours) – 60% of the total mark
Paper 4: Listening (50 minutes) – 20% of the total mark
Component 5: Speaking (10-15 minutes) – 20% of the total mark
Please note that the marks for the Speaking component contribute to the overall grade.
There are Cambridge exam centres in over 150 countries. We can provide details of those most convenient.
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