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Is O Level English Language (1123) equivalent to English IGCSE First Language English (0500)?

Centres should always review the syllabus documents with their own learners in mind, as the knowledge they have of their own context makes them best placed to make this decision.

Cambridge O Level 1123 English Language:

  • Best for learners who speak English at home or at school, at near first language level.
  • Learn to communicate clearly and use a wide range of language accurately.
  • Offers good progression to Cambridge International AS & A Level.

Cambridge IGCSE English First Language (0500):

  • Suitable for learners whose first language is English, and who study through the English-medium.
  • Develops ability to communicate clearly and use a wide range of language accurately.
  • Offers strong progression to Cambridge International AS & A Level and highly suitable for further learning in English.
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