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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.
Update: June 2017 is the final examination series for syllabus 0522. It is available in the UK and intended only for candidates that are aged 16 or above on 31 August 2016. This syllabus will not be offered again and there will be no further re-sit opportunities.
UK independent schools can continue to offer our unregulated Cambridge IGCSE First Language English syllabus (0500) graded A*-G beyond 2016.
Read our guide to administering 0500 and 0522 in the November 2016 exam series.
Administering Cambridge IGCSE First Language English 0500 0522
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