Cambridge IGCSE Past Exam Papers

Cambridge IGCSE is being offered by Cambridge International Examination (CIE) board from The University of Cambridge.

*CIE (Cambridge International Examination board) has its name changed to CAIE (Cambridge Assessment International Education) since October 2017.*

* Note:

  • Updated up to May – June 2018 series past exam papers - YAY!
  • “Specimen Papers” would be available when there is a change of syllabus for that year. Otherwise, “Specimen Papers” would not be available when the syllabus stays the same.
  • We only have the Cambridge IGCSE past exam papers. We do not have any grade 1 - grade 10 past exam papers.
  • Please read through all frequent asked questions at the comment section below before posting your queries to us.
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* All the below past exam papers are copyrighted © University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES), which we have collected from various online sources and gathered them at one place to help candidates in their studies. You may search online for other sources for past exam papers if you can’t find what you want here.



9,377 Replies to “Cambridge IGCSE Past Exam Papers”

  1. hi, igcse center do we need to get an ice certificate in order to persuade with as and a levels also if I take only 5 subjects in the Feb march series [english maths physics chemistry biology] will I get an ice award?

    • Hi Kapil,

      ICE Award is not a mandatory certificate. ICE Award is simply a group award, for candidates who want to obtain an achievement with a wider range of subjects selection. It has no connection with AS/A-Level. Please read more here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/what-is-cambridge-ice/

      If you would like to get an ICE Award, you have to register for ICE Award during your exam registration. If you did not register for ICE Award, you are not able to claim the award after that.

      Cambridge ICE is awarded to candidates who pass in at least seven Cambridge IGCSE subjects, including two from Group 1 and one from each of Groups 2 to 5. The seventh subject may be chosen from any of the syllabus groups. As such, you did not meet the ICE Award requirement.

  2. hey what to improve in economics
    like actual tips
    not just something like sTuDy MoRe
    like real tips
    i hope you understand
    btw
    love your website super cool

    • Hello Randy,

      Thank you for your kind words.

      We suggest that you develop data handling techniques. Familiarize yourself with the variety of forms in which economic data can be presented. Learn to interpret statistical tables, understand trends and relationship, and illustrate diagram, and analyze graphs.

      Furthermore, always use the extract provided. Do not rely mainly on your general knowledge and understanding to answer some of these questions. While correct information may have been provided, it will not score any marks because the assessment objective is to make use of relevant information from the extract.

      Lastly, practice, practice and practice. Answering past papers help and you can learn from the mark scheme. Download the past papers here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-past-exam-papers/

    • Hi Lein,

      We suggest that you prepare for your exams as early as possible. You can revise the subjects from the beginning. Highlight the important facts that you think could be on the test (you should refer to the latest syllabus on what is expected during exams here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-subjects-syllabuses/). You can then use the past exam papers (http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-past-exam-papers/) as your revision. Start with the latest papers as they have the newest syllabus format and continue with the older ones date back from 5 to 10 years. Then, revise on the most common mistakes that you always seem to make. Pay attention to the most common mistakes you always seem to make. Make notes and revise them, so you can avoid making the same mistakes in your actual exam.

      You might be interested in our online revision course. The revision course provides video tutorial, revision timetable, downloadable exam-style practices, common mistakes candidates make during the exams, and also examiners’ advice. Our next revision course will be in March-April 2019. The registration will open one month before the revision course starts. We suggest that you subscribe to our newsletter so you won’t miss our announcement once the registration starts. Please kindly find out the details here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-revision-courses/

      You may also want to check out our exam model answers. Many students scored A* by copying the style of the answers. Please check them out here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/igcse-exam-resources/

  3. helo
    igcse
    i am facing difficulty in accounts and i am even giving my igs this year i need some tips or like any kind of ideas that i can improve in accounts

    • Hi Rupom,

      With Accounting, you’ll need a lot of practice.

      1. Learn and understand the key concepts and formulas. Familiarise/memorise the key equations/formulas (refer to the latest syllabus on what is expected: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-subjects-syllabuses/).
      2. Do revision based on the latest syllabus and practice with the latest past exam papers (http://igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-past-exam-papers/). Pay attention to the most common mistakes you always seem to make. Make notes and revise them, so you can avoid making the same mistakes in your actual exam.

      Tips:
      Make sure that you use the information given in the question. The data provided is there for a purpose.

      Use accounting terminology in your answers as much as possible.

      Plan your answers. If ledger accounts or financial statements are required, think carefully about how these should be presented before you attempt to actually write your answer. If the question is a theory question, think about the points you need to include. Plan the order of your answer so that it is clear, concise and not repetitive. Quality is better than quantity.

      When you are asked to comment on some figures, results or ratios do not simply repeat these figures. You are expected to interpret these figures and results and use them to support any recommendations or advice

  4. i wanted to ask you if you publish our results online on this website??? because it gets difficult for us as we all be excited on he day of result….

  5. Dear Cambridge,
    I am currently having problems with chemistry and I wanted to do two science instead. i spoke to my teachers about it and the insisted that i do combined science. this is limiting my opportunities cause i cant do any of the three science in a level. What should i do?

    • Hi Annabelle,

      Thank you for writing in but for your information, we are not Cambridge nor CIE. But to answer your question, if you wish to pursue further education related to science, you do need science subjects. We suggest that you continue to do two sciences instead.

      We may be able to help you with your Chemistry problems. We have online revision courses. These had helped numerous students to score A*. The revision course provides video tutorial, revision timetable, downloadable exam-style practices, common mistakes candidates make during the exams, and also examiners’ advice. Our next revision course will be in March-April 2019. The registration will open one month before the revision course starts. We suggest that you subscribe to our newsletter so you won’t miss our announcement once the registration starts. Please kindly find out the details here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-revision-courses/.

      You may also be interested in our exam model answers. Many students scored A* by copying the style of the answers. Please check them out here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/igcse-exam-resources/

      Should you have further enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

  6. is english first language speaking included in our igcse certificates and results?
    can you suggest some interesting topics for speaking

    • Hello Meher,

      The Speaking and Listening component for syllabus 0500 is optional and is separately endorsed on a scale of 1 (High) to 5 (Low). It is separately certificated from the main grade which is awarded on the standard Cambridge IGCSE grade scale of A* to U.

      With regards to speaking topics, the speaking topics will be different based on the zone you’re in. We suggest that you use past exam speaking topics as your practices. You can use other variants as practice as well.

      Please use this link to find out the administrative zone you are in:

      • Hi igcse centre…
        I need past paper for all my subjects given below :
        Chemistry
        Physics
        Math(core)
        Economics
        Plus date and year .. I need 2019 past soon before my boards… Can u help me soon …🤐

        • Hi Arunraj,

          You may download the past papers from this page. Just click on the subject and it will lead you to the Google Drive folder.

          You should start doing your revision based on the latest syllabus: (http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-surebjects-syllabuses) and practice with the latest past exam papers. Start with the latest paper as they have the newest syllabus format and continue with the older one date back from 5 to 10 years. Then, revise on the most common mistake you always seem to make.

          You might be interested in our online revision course. The revision course provides video tutorial, revision timetable, downloadable exam-style practices, common mistakes candidates make during the exams, and also examiners’ advice. Our next revision course will be in March-April 2019. The registration will open one month before the revision course starts. We suggest that you subscribe to our newsletter so you won’t miss our announcement once the registration starts. Please kindly find out the details here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-revision-courses/

          You may also be interested in our exam model answers. Many students scored A* by copying the style of the answers. Please check them out here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/igcse-exam-resources/

  7. Can I get the IGCSE exam timetable for 2019 May/June and plus the subjects mainly I want is…
    Physics
    Chemistry
    Biology
    Sociology
    Computer Science
    Maths(0580)
    English First Language

    I want the date, day and time

  8. Hi IGCSE Centre
    I am going to give (chemistry, physics, and biology) in 2019 june exams
    my question is for the syllabus content (the questions which are given in the the syllabus content for each topic ,should i study only that much for science subjects????

    • Hi Mohamed,

      We suggest that you prepare for your exams as early as possible. You can revise the subjects from the beginning. Highlight the important facts that you think could be on the test (you should refer to the latest syllabus on what is expected during exams here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-subjects-syllabuses/). You can then use the past exam papers (http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-past-exam-papers/) as your revision. Start with the latest papers as they have the newest syllabus format and continue with the older ones date back from 5 to 10 years. Then, revise on the most common mistakes that you always seem to make. Pay attention to the most common mistakes you always seem to make. Make notes and revise them, so you can avoid making the same mistakes in your actual exam.

      You might be interested in our online revision course. The revision course provides video tutorial, revision timetable, downloadable exam-style practices, common mistakes candidates make during the exams, and also examiners’ advice. Our next revision course will be in March-April 2019. The registration will open one month before the revision course starts. We suggest that you subscribe to our newsletter so you won’t miss our announcement once the registration starts. Please kindly find out the details here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-revision-courses/

      You may also be interested in our exam model answers. Many students scored A* by copying the style of the answers. Please check them out here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/igcse-exam-resources/

  9. Where can i do IGCSE Past Paper?
    Can I do online? I need to come to school to learn it or I can learn by myself?

    • Hi Nguyen,

      You have the option to be a private candidate or you may enroll into a registered Cambridge school. You can visit your local British Council and register as a private candidate or search for the nearest Cambridge school in your area here: http://www.cambridgeinternational.org/i-want-to/find-a-cambridge-school/ and register there.

      Whichever you decide, we suggest that that you prepare for your exams as early as possible. You can revise the subjects from the beginning. Highlight the important facts that you think could be on the test (you should refer to the latest syllabus on what is expected during exams here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-subjects-syllabuses/). You can then use the past exam papers (http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-past-exam-papers/) as your revision. Start with the latest papers as they have the newest syllabus format and continue with the older ones date back from 5 to 10 years. Then, revise on the most common mistakes that you always seem to make. Pay attention to the most common mistakes you always seem to make. Make notes and revise them, so you can avoid making the same mistakes in your actual exam.

      Furthermore, you can consider our online revision course. The revision course provides video tutorial, revision timetable, downloadable exam-style practices, common mistakes candidates make during the exams, and also examiners’ advice. Our next revision course will be in March-April 2019. The registration will open one month before the revision course starts. We suggest that you subscribe to our newsletter so you won’t miss our announcement once the registration starts. Please kindly find out the details here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-revision-courses/

      You may also be interested in our exam model answers. Many students scored A* by copying the style of the answers. Please check them out here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/igcse-exam-resources/

  10. Dear IGCSE Center,
    I am appearing for feb/march 2019 Examinations I need help in English First Language Paper 2 (0500).Could you give me tips on how to improve my grades.\

    • Hi Dhruvi,

      The most important things you need to do are: read a lot and write a lot. We can’t stress enough of “read a lot”. By reading, you will gain tremendous knowledge on how to phrase your sentences, types of vocabulary, style, etc… Besides reading, you ought to practise writing as well. You have to put to use what you have learnt.

      Furthermore, when writing, always remember that every word counts. Our suggestion is not to write too much. Aim for quality rather than quantity. This means to focus more on writing excellent English rather than a long essay. On a side note, if you are writing a summary – DO NOT exceed the word limit.

      Kindly read these articles to help you with your writing: http://www.igcsecentre.com/9-powerful-tips-to-score-in-writing/
      http://www.igcsecentre.com/how-to-write-a-summary/

      Lastly, you may also be interested in our exam model answers. Many students scored A* by copying the style of the answers. Please check them out here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/igcse-exam-resources/

  11. hello first of all would to appreciate this website team fro supporting us and second of all i have been failing english since i was 7 i keep getting d and its o level english 1123 how can i improve and if i do a lot of past paper will pass the exam

    • Hello suhayb,

      Start as early as possible. You can revise the subjects from the beginning. Highlight the important facts that you think could be on the test (you should refer to the latest syllabus on what is expected during exams here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-o-level-subjects-syllabuses/). You can then use the past exam papers (http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-o-level-past-exam-papers/) as your revision. Start with the latest papers as they have the newest syllabus format and continue with the older ones date back from 5 to 10 years. Then, revise on the most common mistakes that you always seem to make. Pay attention to the most common mistakes you always seem to make. Make notes and revise them, so you can avoid making the same mistakes in your actual exam.

  12. hello igcse
    i have concern related to my subjects that i am appearing in 2019 feb march maths,biology,physics so can you help me to improve my grades and can you give me some tips or video links to improve my grades.
    thank you.

    sincerely your
    igcse canidate

    • Hi Smooky,

      We suggest that you prepare for your exams as early as possible. You can revise the subjects from the beginning. Highlight the important facts that you think could be on the test (you should refer to the latest syllabus on what is expected during exams here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-subjects-syllabuses/). You can then use the past exam papers (http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-past-exam-papers/) as your revision. Start with the latest papers as they have the newest syllabus format and continue with the older ones date back from 5 to 10 years. Then, revise on the most common mistakes that you always seem to make. Pay attention to the most common mistakes you always seem to make. Make notes and revise them, so you can avoid making the same mistakes in your actual exam.

      You may also be interested in our exam model answers. Many students scored A* by copying the style of the answers. Please check them out here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/igcse-exam-resources/

    • Hi Aryan,

      Upon checking, both the mark scheme and examiner’s report, using Java code was not specifically mentioned however it does state that candidates must give a creditworthy reason for their choice of data structure. When answering questions that ask candidates to explain how a task is performed, it is not sufficient to just write down the programming code used, candidates must always explain how any programming code included in an answer performs the task.

      Please download the examiner report here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-past-exam-papers/

      We strongly suggest you to contact the exam board, CIE (http://www.cie.org.uk), and ask them this question. Only the exam board could give you the confirmation on the mark scheme.

      Alternatively, you can always get confirmation from your school’s IGCSE exam coordinator. The exam coordinator should be able to help you in this.

    • Hello there,

      We suggest that you prepare for your exams as early as possible. You can revise the subjects from the beginning. Highlight the important facts that you think could be on the test (you should refer to the latest syllabus on what is expected during exams here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-subjects-syllabuses/). You can then use the past exam papers (http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-past-exam-papers/) as your revision. Start with the latest papers as they have the newest syllabus format and continue with the older ones date back from 5 to 10 years. Then, revise on the most common mistakes that you always seem to make. Pay attention to the most common mistakes you always seem to make. Make notes and revise them, so you can avoid making the same mistakes in your actual exam.

      You might be interested in our online revision course. The revision course provides video tutorial, revision timetable, downloadable exam-style practices, common mistakes candidates make during the exams, and also examiners’ advice. Our next revision course will be in March-April 2019. The registration will open one month before the revision course starts. We suggest that you subscribe to our newsletter so you won’t miss our announcement once the registration starts. Please kindly find out the details here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-revision-courses/

      You may also be interested in our exam model answers. Many students scored A* by copying the style of the answers. Please check them out here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/igcse-exam-resources/

    • Hi Aryan,

      We do not have a fixed date to upload the papers. We upload the past exam papers as soon as we get ahold of them – can be anytime after the results are released. You may need to check our website from time to time.

  13. Hi
    I will be giving my IGCSE examinations (Feb/March 2019) in a couple of months’ time. Generally, I do very well in academics. However, I have a huge concern…

    I have a habit of writing all over my question papers, often drawing arrows and using asterisks to add extra information. This is particularly the case with science and maths. My teachers consistently tell me that most papers are scanned and marked electronically and that I may get lower grades as a consequence.
    I have been practising to minimise by only writing the key points.

    However, in my IGCSE exam, if I do end up writing more and writing outside of the “scanning range”, will Cambridge examiners go into the effort of finding my papers or will they deduct marks merely because what I have written is not visible on their screens? Also, will they follow instructions such as asterisks and “see the last page” and things like that?

    Thanks

    • Hi Atharva,

      Most of the exam scripts are scanned and marked by the examiners in their computer. There is no penalty for going beyond the lines, however, you are risking your answers not fitting into the scanned screen. If this happens, you will lose marks as the examiners won’t be able to see your full answers.

      With regards to your last question, if you properly labelled your answer (as long as it is within the space provided) then the examiner would be able to follow it. You may also ask for a new answer sheet, just don’t forget to label it and fasten it together with your question paper.

        • Hello there,

          You can actually ask for new answer sheet especially if you do not have space to write. Just don’t forget to label it correctly, and fasten it with your question paper. You must confirm the method of fastening with your exam centre / the exam officer. The usual method is to tie with a string or stapler.

            • Hello,

              Alternatively, you may write on the blank pages provided within the answer sheet. Any blank pages that are used by a candidate in the examinations are scanned and marked as long as you properly label it.

  14. Basically I normally do well in English but my mocks exam I failed and I really want to achieve an A* grade for May/June 2019 please do you have any tips that can help me

    • Hi Liala,

      We suggest that you prepare for your exams as early as possible. You can revise the subjects from the beginning. Highlight the important facts that you think could be on the test (you should refer to the latest syllabus on what is expected during exams here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-subjects-syllabuses/). You can then use the past exam papers (http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-past-exam-papers/) as your revision. Start with the latest papers as they have the newest syllabus format and continue with the older ones date back from 5 to 10 years. Then, revise on the most common mistakes that you always seem to make. Pay attention to the most common mistakes you always seem to make. Make notes and revise them, so you can avoid making the same mistakes in your actual exam.

      You might be interested in our online revision course. The revision course provides video tutorial, revision timetable, downloadable exam-style practices, common mistakes candidates make during the exams, and also examiners’ advice. Our next revision course will be in March-April 2019. The registration will open one month before the revision course starts. We suggest that you subscribe to our newsletter so you won’t miss our announcement once the registration starts. Please kindly find out the details here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-revision-courses/

      You may also be interested in our exam model answers. Many students scored A* by copying the style of the answers. Please check them out here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/igcse-exam-resources/

  15. Hi IGCSE , please i am having a lot of trouble with Accounting and I am writing it May/June 2019 please can you suggest videos or tips that can help me do well the coming exams thank you.

    • Hello bubblegumprincess,

      With Accounting, you’ll need a lot of practice.

      1. Learn and understand the key concepts and formulas. Familiarise/memorise the key equations/formulas (refer to the latest syllabus on what is expected: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-subjects-syllabuses/).
      2. Do revision based on the latest syllabus and practice with the latest past exam papers (http://igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-past-exam-papers/). Pay attention to the most common mistakes you always seem to make. Make notes and revise them, so you can avoid making the same mistakes in your actual exam.

      Tips:
      – Make sure that you use the information given in the question. The data provided is there for a purpose.

      – Use accounting terminology in your answers as much as possible.

      – Plan your answers. If ledger accounts or financial statements are required, think carefully about how these should be presented before you attempt to actually write your answer. If the question is a theory question, think about the points you need to include. Plan the order of your answer so that it is clear, concise and not repetitive. Quality is better than quantity.

      – When you are asked to comment on some figures, results or ratios do not simply repeat these figures. You are expected to interpret these figures and results and use them to support any recommendations or advice.

    • Hi Nathan,

      Grades C, D and E means pass. However, if you plan to further your studies, you must get the confirmation from respective school/college/university on this matter. Each school/college/university has its own entry requirement.

      Fail is when you see ‘UNGRADED’ on your Statement of Results.

  16. Hi

    Can you give me some tips in revising Biology, Chemistry and Physics properly? Am doing my Igcse’s next year and I want to make use of the time as early as possible 🙂

    • Hi Hailey,

      You can revise the subjects from the beginning. Highlight the important facts that you think could be on the test (you should refer to the latest syllabus on what is expected during exams here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-subjects-syllabuses/). You can then use the past exam papers (http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-past-exam-papers/) as your revision. Start with the latest papers as they have the newest syllabus format and continue with the older ones date back from 5 to 10 years. Then, revise on the most common mistakes that you always seem to make. Pay attention to the most common mistakes you always seem to make. Make notes and revise them, so you can avoid making the same mistakes in your actual exam.

      TIPS:
      Learn and understand the key concepts and formulas. Familiarise/memorise the key equations/formulas. Try solving a problem with the formula without looking it up. You MUST do this as many times as you can. You will be able to remember the formulas/key equations better when you repeat this step.

      You may also consider our A* revision courses here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-revision-courses/. Our next revision course will be in March-April. The registration will open one month before the revision course starts. We suggest that you subscribe to our newsletter so you won’t miss our announcement once the registration starts.

  17. Hey guys,
    I’ve done a few of the Physics (0625) past papers from the year 2018 in your website a few weeks ago. Now I just wanted to come check the mark scheme but the 2018 category seems to be not there anymore. Could you kindly check if it’s still there or it may just be a mistake on my end.
    Thanks

  18. hello IGCSE I’m writing 8 subjects this may/June 2019 IGCSE examination which includes: Maths, English, ICT, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Literature, and Business. I’m having difficulties studying business and literature. Please I need tips on them and other subjects

  19. Hello, I am an IGCSE Additional Mathematics student and finding past papers for the subject is super difficult because of how few people take it. When will this website upload past papers for IGCSE Add Maths (0606) and also, how do I begin studying for Add Maths, which I am taking in the May June 2019 session?

    • Hello,

      We’ve uploaded all past papers for Mathematics – Additional (0606). Kindly check it again.

      With Maths, you’ll need a lot of practice.

      1. Learn and understand the key concepts and formulas. Familiarise/memorise the key equations/formulas (refer to the latest syllabus on what is expected: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-subjects-syllabuses/ ).

      2. Do revision based on the latest syllabus and practice with the latest past exam papers (http://igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-past-exam-papers/ ). Pay attention to the most common mistakes you always seem to make. Make notes and revise them, so you can avoid making the same mistakes in your actual exam.

      Tips:
      Minimize your reference checks. Try solving a problem with the formula without looking it up. You MUST do this as many times as you can. You will be able to remember the formulas/key equations better when you repeat this step.

      Lastly, you may also be interested in our Exam model answers. Many students scored A* by copying the style of the answers. Please check them out here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/igcse-exam-resources/

    • Hi Dhruvi,

      CIE has only uploaded 2019 Specimen Paper 5 Confidential Instructions only. They did not release any Specimen paper for other papers.

      Specimen papers are only available when there’s a change in syllabus. Specimen papers will not be available if the syllabus remains the same. Thus, the question format would be the same as previous years.

      Please read the “RED” remark here for specimen papers: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-past-exam-papers

  20. Hi,
    Do we need to write in full sentences when answering Chinese (second language) Listening , Reading and Writing questions paper?

    How about Malay and English (second language) paper?

    Please advise soon. Thank you.

  21. hi guys , i need tips to start to study Economics igcse 455 how should i start can you give me tips cuz i will tale it in may june 2019

    • Hello Eyad,

      We suggest that you develop data handling techniques. Familiarise yourself with the variety of forms in which economic data can be presented. Learn to interpret statistical tables, understand trends and relationship, and illustrate diagram, and analyse graphs.

      Furthermore, always use the extract provided. Do not rely mainly on your general knowledge and understanding to answer some of these questions. While correct information may have been provided, it will not score any marks because the assessment objective is to make use of relevant information from the extract.

      Lastly, practice, practice and practice. Answering past papers help and you can learn from the mark scheme. Download the past papers here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-past-exam-papers/

  22. hi i have done may june 2018 exam in physics,chemistry and arabic first language and i have scored well but this year i am going to do may june 2019 in maths,ict,business,english and ict and i find it difficult also i am not good at memorizing where can i find good notes for ict and biology and how can i study plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz help idk why my level is going down

  23. Hello,
    I moved from American to British curriculum and I will do my IGCSE exams next year what would you recommend me to do, stay in the British curriculum or move back to American curriculum.

    Thank you

    • Hello,

      This depends on what you want to study in the future. We strongly suggest that you contact the university you want to attend and know their entry requirement.

  24. I have a doubt of science subjects like lets take an example of Physics(0625). For MCQ the weightage is 30% so if a student gets 36/40 his percent will be 27%

    For theory the weightage is 50% so if a student gets 74/80 his percent will be 46.25%

    For ATP the weightage is 20% so if astudent gets 34/40 his percent will be 17%

    so if we total this, the students percentage will be 90.25%
    Now if the is extended his percentage will be shown on report card as 90.25%
    But, if the student is core then what will be shown on report card 90.25% or less than that.

    • Hi Nathan,

      One of the students shared this guideline for Environmental Management (0680),

      1. You need to know the content by heart. Everything from the Lithosphere to the Biosphere should be embedded in your brain indefinitely. I used this book http://www.amazon.com/Environmental-Management-Core-Level-IGCSE/dp/0199151318 which is very comprehensive and I think it is one of the best books to exist for this particular subject.

      2. Revise. Keep revising. You never know when you’re going forget one important detail. Often times in exams, we get questions from topics we neglected.

      3. Past papers are your best friend. Practice, practice, practice. I cannot stress this point enough. Revise and practice- that should be your cycle.

      4. Definitions. The Cambridge people are a big fan of catching you by surprise. And in a subject such as EM, you need to know how to define a concept concisely. Don’t neglect these.

      5. Graphs and calculations. Brush up on your math, you will get a question related to math GUARANTEED.

  25. Dear IGCSE Centre,
    Thank you very much for your support! My finals are coming up, and i signed up for the tips program; however, I have not received. Please check. Also, what else should I do to improve my grades? How can I score better at English as a second language speaking?
    Thank you again!

    • Hi Areeb,

      Please check your spam box if you can’t receive our email.

      You should start doing your revision based on the latest syllabus: (http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-surebjects-syllabuses) and practice with the latest past exam papers (http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-past-exam-papers/ ). Start with the latest paper as they have the newest syllabus format and continue with the older one date back from 5 to 10 years. Then, revise on the most common mistake you always seem to make.
      You can also check out other resources we have:
      Revision Course: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-revision-courses/
      Exam Model Answers: http://www.igcsecentre.com/igcse-exam-resources/
      Mark Your Paper: http://www.igcsecentre.com/mark-your-papers/

      Here are also some Speaking tips for you:
      1. Pick 3 or 4 practice exam questions that are different from each other (closest to what is expected in the latest syllabus). You can refer to the latest syllabus on what is expected during exams here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-subjects-syllabuses/.
      2. Prepare answers to questions that are likely to come up
      3. Find out how to pronounce the words and read them out loud.
      4. Learn your answers by heart. Learn your answers one phrase or sentence at a time. Select a chunk and repeat it to yourself over and over until you’ve got it.
      5. Understand and learn the questions. Look up any words you don’t know and learn to recognise keywords. Learn each question alongside the answer that goes with it.
      6. Learn two or three idiomatic phrases or sayings and memorise them. Go for sayings that could be used to talk about any topic or topic-specific ones that you know you’ll be able to use in the exam.
      7. Compile a list of topic-specific vocab that’s likely to come up. If you can, learn the gender of any nouns and the different tenses of any verbs. Learn the vocab so you can use and recognise it.
      8. Get a parent or friend to do a mock exam with you. Pay attention to where you slip up and then work on improving those areas.
      9. Make useful notes.

      Lastly, practice, practice, and more practice.

    • Hi Ted,

      Highlight the important facts that you think could be on the test (you should refer to the latest syllabus on what is expected during exams here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-subjects-syllabuses/). You can then use the past exam papers (http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-past-exam-papers/) as your revision. Start with the latest papers as they have the newest syllabus format and continue with the older ones date back from 5 to 10 years. Then, revise on the most common mistakes that you always seem to make. Pay attention to the most common mistakes you always seem to make. Make notes and revise them, so you can avoid making the same mistakes in your actual exam.

      Furthermore, we suggest that you read the command word carefully. This will help you know exactly what you need to do for each question. Give precise and accurate details. Make sure you give your answer in the correct form asked for in the question. For example, in some questions it could be $, ratio or units. Some questions will relate to just knowledge, where you need to show wider knowledge of a topic. Other questions will ask to apply your knowledge to the scenario.

  26. Hi,
    it would be very helpful if you guys could also sort the past paper questions according to their topics, it would be easy practice.

    Thankyou

    • Hi,

      With Maths, you’ll need a lot of practice.

      1. Learn and understand the key concepts and formulas. Familiarise/memorise the key equations/formulas (refer to the latest syllabus on what is expected: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-subjects-syllabuses/ ).
      2. Do revision based on the latest syllabus and practice with the latest past exam papers (http://igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-past-exam-papers/ ). Pay attention to the most common mistakes you always seem to make. Make notes and revise them, so you can avoid making the same mistakes in your actual exam.

      Tips:
      Minimize your reference checks. Try solving a problem with the formula without looking it up. You MUST do this as many times as you can. You will be able to remember the formulas/key equations better when you repeat this step.

    • Hello,

      We are sorry we do not have past Checkpoint papers. Checkpoint papers are only available for registered Cambridge school. Please kindly obtain that from school.

  27. Hi IGCSE,
    Thanks for the amazing resources. I’ve gotten better at my term exams because of these. I have a couple of questions though. This is actually my first time studying CIE, as I have moved from another country. As so, I have missed out on a lot of the portions in 9th grade, especially french. How can I cover this before the Feb-March session. Also, the accent for the French listening is very hard. Do you have any tips? Also, is there any way to study for Art & Design for papers 2 and 4? Also, I am having a kind of hard time switching from my original style of writing, which is in american english, to the correct kind?
    Thanks, and sorry for the long post.

    • Hi Pranav,

      Here’s how to improve your listening skills:
      1. Pick 3 or 4 practice exam questions that are different from each other (closest to what is expected in the latest syllabus). You can refer to the latest syllabus on what is expected during exams here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-subjects-syllabuses/.
      2. Prepare answers to questions that are likely to come up
      3. Find out how to pronounce the words and read them out loud.
      4. Learn your answers by heart. Learn your answers one phrase or sentence at a time. Select a chunk and repeat it to yourself over and over until you’ve got it.
      5. Understand and learn the questions. Look up any words you don’t know and learn to recognise keywords. Learn each question alongside the answer that goes with it.
      6. Learn two or three idiomatic phrases or sayings and memorise them. Go for sayings that could be used to talk about any topic or topic-specific ones that you know you’ll be able to use in the exam.
      7. Compile a list of topic-specific vocab that’s likely to come up. If you can, learn the gender of any nouns and the different tenses of any verbs. Learn the vocab so you can use and recognise it.
      8. Get a parent or friend to do a mock exam with you. Pay attention to where you slip up and then work on improving those areas.
      9. Make useful notes.
      Lastly, practice, practice, and more practice. Use our past exam papers (http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-past-exam-papers/) to practice and refer to the syllabus (http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-subjects-syllabuses/) to get a better idea of what is expected.

      With regards to Art and Design (0400), upon checking its subject syllabus candidates must take two components. All candidates take Component 1 and choose either Component 2 or Component 3 or Component 4. As such there are no Papers 2 and 4. Kindly download the subject syllabus here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-subjects-syllabuses/

      Lastly, when it comes to writing, the most important things you need to do are: read a lot and write a lot. We can’t stress enough of “read a lot”. By reading, you will gain tremendous knowledge on how to phrase your sentences, types of vocabulary, style, etc… Besides reading, you ought to practise writing as well. You have to put to use what you have learnt.
      Kindly read this article to help you with your writing: http://www.igcsecentre.com/9-powerful-tips-to-score-in-writing/

  28. hi
    Iam ahmed irfan i am havin great issue with english
    can u pls tell me a tip that how can i make good sentence structures
    it will be really helpful

    • Hi Ahmed Irfan,

      The most important things you need to do are: read a lot and write a lot. We can’t stress enough of “read a lot”. By reading, you will gain tremendous knowledge on how to phrase your sentences, types of vocabulary, style, etc… Besides reading, you ought to practise writing as well. You have to put to use what you have learnt.

      Lastly, kindly read this article to help you with your writing: http://www.igcsecentre.com/9-powerful-tips-to-score-in-writing/

  29. Do i have to choose a combination of paper (I mean Paper 1&3/2&4 or either Paper 5&6) while I am appearing for igcse exams. And if yes, how do I know which paper I will be appearing for. Will the teachers be choosing for us.Can you explain me this. (From India)

    • Hi Tanishka,

      We are not the exam board. CIE is the exam board. Furthermore, if your school is a registered Cambridge School, your teachers can get all the required resources from your school.

  30. Hi,
    I was completing one of the Physics past papers, and the answer to one question was about 1239 (which was the correct answer). However, the marking scheme says that the answer is 1200…A1, without any exceptions.
    Which one should I write? and why?
    Thanks,
    Rayyan

  31. I think u should arrange papers as topic wise as it becomes a whole lot easier to find topic questions if someone is solving the papers in a limited portion……..

    • Hi Abdulrahman,

      Practice, practice, and practice. The quickest way to build vocabulary is, look for synonym for each basic words that you come across. Make a habit to keep a log book beside you, or use your smartphone if you have one, and start building your vocabulary by looking into a dictionary (or dictionary from your super smartphone) then copy down their synonym words or phrases.

      You can start by building verbs, as they are very interesting and you even get to learn phrasal verbs at the same time. The ability to use phrasal verbs in your writing, could land you some good marks!

      Furthermore, you may be interested in our revision course (http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-revision-courses/) These had helped numerous students to score A*

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