Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language offers candidates the opportunity to develop practical communication skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Learners will be presented with a variety of stimuli that will build up their skills in reading and writing. They will learn to select relevant details, understand the difference between what is directly stated and implied, and practise writing for different purposes and audiences. Learners will listen to a range of spoken material, including talks and conversations, in order to develop listening skills. Learners will engage in conversations on a variety of topics, and develop their skills in responding to different situations and audiences with a degree of accuracy and clarity. Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language will enable learners to become independent users of English, and to be able to use English to communicate effectively in a variety of practical contexts.
At SIH the IGCSE English curriculum focuses on 4 main skills, reading, writing, speaking and listening.
All candidates take three components.
Candidates who have studied the Core syllabus content will be entered for Paper 1, Paper 3 and Component 5. These candidates will be eligible for grades C to G.
Candidates who have studied the Extended syllabus content should be entered for Paper 2, Paper 4 and Component 5. These candidates will be eligible for grades A* to E.