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FAQs for IGCSE First Language French (0501)

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  • Are there any set texts for this syllabus?
  • Can very able foreign language candidates take a First Language
    examination?

Are there any set texts for this syllabus?

There aren’t any set texts for this syllabus as IGCSE First Language does not have questions on set texts. However, literary material may be used in classroom preparation for the Reading paper as candidates will benefit from exposure to a variety of types of writing.

Can very able foreign language candidates take a First Language examination?

You can, but the level of sophistication, accuracy and fluency required in a First Language examination is that of a native speaker. The assessment objectives for Foreign Language examinations are quite different, rewarding communication and giving opportunities for Listening and Speaking.

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