Cambridge IGCSE Subject Briefs: Foreign Languages
The following Cambridge IGCSE curriculum is made for students who are learning one of the following foreign languages: Greek, French, Italian, German or Spanish.
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This Cambridge IGCSE curriculum is made for students who are learning one of the following foreign languages: Greek, French, Italian, German or Spanish. The aim is to develop the students’ ability to communicate in a practical way and enhance their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.
Some foreign languages offer two different curricula. The only difference between them is the grading system. One curriculum is graded on the traditional A*-G scale, whereas the other is graded on a scale 9-1, with 9 being the equivalent to an A*. Please note that all schools in the UK will offer the 9-1 curriculum by 2020, and schools in Administrative Zone 3 may offer it from 2019 onwards. All other zones will continue to follow the A*-G curriculum until further notice.
The syllabus covers five main topics, which are:
For more information on each topic area, check out the Cambridge syllabus for your relevant foreign language.
Assessment and Grading:
As mentioned before, whether you are graded on the A*-G scale or the 9-1 scale depends on your school and foreign language.