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Cambridge IGCSE First Language English is designed for learners whose first language is English. Cambridge IGCSE First Language English learners develop the ability to communicate clearly, accurately and effectively in both speech and writing. 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 to further their awareness of the ways in which English can be used. Cambridge IGCSE First Language English also develops more general analysis and communication skills such as synthesis, inference, and the ability to order facts and present opinions effectively.
Notice for UK schools: This version of the syllabus is not funded in state schools and does not count in league tables. Schools in the UK should teach the Ofqual-approved syllabus 0522. For help administering this syllabus in the November 2016 exam series, download A guide for UK schools: Administering Cambridge IGCSE First Language English (0500 and 0522).
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