Role Play Cards and Teachers Notes for IGCSE Foreign Language speaking tests can only be opened four working days prior to the scheduled test date. Therefore when you are permitted to open them will depend on the date within the test window you have scheduled to conduct the test.
For IGCSE English as a Second Language (0510/0511) speaking tests, Role Play Cards and Teachers Notes can only be opened one day prior to the scheduled test date.
Once they have been opened, the confidential Teachers Notes booklet can be made available to the head of department or appropriate teacher-examiner. Teacher-examiners must allow sufficient time to familiarise themselves with the materials and procedures. Teachers must not remove materials from the school or share the information included within them. You must store the materials securely in accordance with our regulations until after the speaking test period specified on the Cambridge timetable has passed.
More information can be found in second 3.4.5 of the Cambridge Handbook.