Keystage 4 – ENGLISH SECOND LANGUAGE (0510)
The aims of Cambridge IGCSE Second Language English are to:
- Develop learners’ ability to use English effectively for the purpose of practical communication
- Form a solid foundation for the skills required for further study or employment using English as the medium
- Develop learners’ awareness of the nature of language and language-learning skills
- Promote learners’ personal development.
Topics to be studied
Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language candidates take three components: Reading and writing (Component 1 or Component 2), Listening (Component 3 or Component 4) and a speaking component (Component 5 or Component 6).
PAPER 1: Reading and Writing
Written paper. This paper lasts 2 hours. There are seven tasks in the paper, testing a range of reading and writing skills.
This paper is worth 70% of the final grade.
PAPER 2: Listening
Written paper. Approximately 50 minutes. Candidates listen to several short extracts and longer texts, and complete a range of task types, including short-answer questions, gap filling, matching, multiple choice and note taking.
This paper is worth 30% of the final grade.
PAPER 3: Speaking
Approximately 10–15 minutes. Following a 2–3 minute warm-up conversation, candidates engage in a 6–9 minute discussion with the examiner on a given topic.
This paper is separately graded from papers 1 & 2
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