Cambridge IGCSE Past Exam Papers

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

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    • Hi John,

      Unfortunately, we are currently experiencing problems with our Google Drive. We are trying to re-upload the files. Once the files are back, we suggest that you sign in to your Google account before adding the folders to your “My Drive.” But please bear in mind that these are voluntary service so please do not demand us to put it back immediately.

      The whole restoring of the files may take a while but if you need the papers now, we suggest that you search on the other site at the meantime. Furthermore, we’ve stated on this page to not download the past papers the last minute since Google Drive often has problems serving during peak hours.

  1. I wanted to know that for IGCSE Information and Communication Technology (0417) Web Authoring can be done on Microsoft FrontPage or Microsoft Experssion ?

    • Hello Dheer,

      In the practical tests, candidates are able to use a WYSIWYG editor but they must be able to edit HTML manually and have a limited understanding of HTML. As such, you are free to choose whichever html editor to use.

      Alternatively, you may want to contact CAIE directly for confirmation regarding this matter. You can write them here: https://www.cambridgeinternational.org/

  2. for chemistry 0620, the 2018 papers aren’t in the folder when I click. Feb march has 2 papers, May June has 1 and Oct Nov has 1.

    • Hello there,

      Thanks for letting us know. We’ll look into it and make necessary changes if possible. Thanks.

  3. Hi, i would to ask if the biology from 2011-2015 is actually empty or its just my computer acting up… just wanna check…
    BTW thank you for this website! its got almost everything!

    • Hi LivingShadow,

      Thanks for letting us know. We’ll look into it and make necessary changes if possible. Thanks.

  4. Dear IGCSE team.
    I found the maths (0580) and business studies (0450) papers extremely easy.
    Is there a chance that the threshold to receive an A star will be moved higher if most students got good marks?

    • Hi Mercy,

      We can’t speculate that. The thresholds are decided after each examination has been taken and marked. The aim in each year (or examination series) is to set each threshold in just the right place to ensure that it is no more difficult and no less difficult to obtain that grade than it was in the previous year.

        • Hello Kutte Ka Bchha,

          Unfortunately, we are currently experiencing problems with our Google Drive. We are trying to re-upload the files. Once the files are back, we suggest that you sign in to your Google account before adding the folders to your “My Drive.” But please bear in mind that these are voluntary service so please do not demand us to put it back immediately.

          The whole restoring of the files may take a while but if you need the papers now, we suggest that you search on the other site at the meantime. Furthermore, we’ve stated on this page to not download the past papers the last minute since Google Drive often has problems serving during peak hours.

  5. Hi
    Im doing my y10 IGCSEs ‘mocks’ soon and my teacher gave me this website and it is helpful but do you know if i have to study every year or is it not necessary to go to far back for example 2003 paper or 2010 papers?

    • Hello V,

      With Biology, there is often stimulus material for each question. This might be a photograph, diagram, drawing, flow chart, table of data, graph or just some text. Read all of this information carefully and study any pictures, tables or graphs that are included. All of it is relevant to the questions. The stimulus material is often about something that is not studied. Don?t panic. There will be enough information in the question to work out an answer. This tests the candidate?s ability to apply knowledge to new information.

      On the other hand for English First Language (0500), 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 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/

      Furthermore, you may be interested with A* 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 courses have started last March 1 but the registration is still open until March 31. You still have time to catch up. Please kindly find out the details here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-revision-courses/

      You can also 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/

  6. Hii, I just gave my environmental management exam this week and thanks to all your past papers and tips it went amazing!!!! Can’t thank you enough!

  7. Hi there I had given my feb/march exams and they were wonderful . I hope that my result will be good .
    All thanks to IGCSE Centre
    But still I am left with English language , Mathematics and accounting lets se that in may

    once again thank you !!!! IGCSE Centre

  8. hi igcse team,
    I wanna just know that what is the difference between math extended and core?
    I listening many students says that core is easier than extended is that true?

    • Hi Sara,

      The Core curriculum in each subject is within the ability range of a large majority of students. It provides a full overview of the subject and is targeted at students expected to achieve grades C to G.

      The Extended curriculum, made up of the Core curriculum and the Supplement, has been designed for the more academically able and leads naturally into higher education or professional training. It is targeted at those expected to achieve grades A* to E.

  9. hi,
    now I am the third time because I didn’t score well,and this time I scared I just have 2 months I will be doing business studies and I need to score well this time please help.

    • Hi Yousef,

      Here are some tips for you: Demonstrate the application of knowledge and concepts using the given scenario. This doesn?t mean simply referencing the business name. Analyse the issues faced and make suitable recommendations as to what this particular business should do. Always use the information provided in the case study or question stem as a guide in considering what to write.

  10. Please someone help me in this matter
    So I am taking IGCSE BIOLOGY (0610), and often when checking my answers for long questions(5 to 7 marks) in Paper 41 Theory Extended, the mark scheme states about 14-18 points.
    So do I have to write down ALL the mentioned points or SOME of them..the mark scheme DOESNT say (Any of 4) or so..
    So please advice me as to whether I need to write down all points or according to mark
    ( eg. 6 points for 6 marks and so on)
    Hope an answer from IGCSE CENTRE

    • Hi Naveed,

      The number of marks is usually a clue to how many different points are needed. For example, if a question has six marks allocated to it, six pieces of information are needed. However, each point has to be accurate!

      You can also learn from the reading the Examiner?s Report here. You can use them to study what are the needed points to gain marks. You could also learn the common mistakes candidates made during the exam.

  11. for business i usually pass the lines given because the lines are normally not enough but i am really scared if the scanner will be ale to pass the things i wrote after the lines given to me

    • Hello there,

      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.

      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.

  12. In the grade thresholds, in biology,chemistry and physics marks are added to 200 but if we see the raw marks for component 22,42,62 the marks add up to 160. How is that possible?

    • Hi Chappie,

      Paper 6 or the Alternative to Practical paper is simply an alternative mode of assessment to Practical examination paper. It requires the same kind of practical work in preparation as the Practical Examination paper. The syllabus ( http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-subjects-syllabuses/ ) makes it clear, in the Aims, the Assessment Objectives and Practical Assessment sections, that the course should be thought practically and that candidates should have experience of doing (rather than merely seeing) experimental work. The Alternative to Practical paper assess the practical skills, including both data handling and familiarity with standard laboratory equipment.

      You may download the past papers for reference: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-past-exam-papers/

      Furthermore, you may be interested to purchase our A* Model Answers which shows the A* answers for the Alternative to Practical exam papers here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/igcse-exam-resources/

  13. Hi,
    I want some resources for improving my studying techniques of English as a second language
    i want some samples, examples and structure of last three exercise of English oral endorsement second language reading and writting extended paper as well as a grade answers of candidates of last three exercises
    I would request you to please fulfill my requirements and send them in the form of pdf as an e-mail to my account

    • Hi Simoli,

      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.

      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.

    • Hello Krina,

      Look at the number of marks available for a question or question part. The number of marks is usually a clue to how many different points are needed. For example, if a question has two marks allocated to it, two pieces of information are needed. However, each point has to be accurate!

  14. hi IGCSE Centre,
    I want some samples and examples and structure of last three exercises of english oral endorsement, second language, reading and writing paper of 2020 paper

    • Hi Krina,

      IGCSE and O-level are of equivalent qualification. IGCSE set internationally recognised standards while O-level were developed to meet specific local needs. Furthermore, IGCSE uses a variety of assessment techniques to test oral and practical skills, initiative and problem-solving and application of skills, knowledge and understanding. A coursework option is available in many syllabuses, allowing schools an element of personal choice and giving teachers the chance to share in the process of assessment. On the other hand, O-level offers fewer coursework options than IGCSE. The focus of O-level languages is on writing and reading skills and there are more restricted practical test options in O-level sciences.

      Choosing between IGCSE or O-level, depends on what you want to study in the future. We suggest that you check out the universities you have in mind and get the confirmation on their admission requirements.

      For more information, kindly read these:
      http://www.igcsecentre.com/what-is-igcse/
      http://www.igcsecentre.com/what-is-o-level/

    • Hi Evan,

      Remember that in this question your reading and writing skills are being tested so you need to be using both ? picking out ideas from the passage and reworking them to write a convincing response. You will need to use and develop the ideas contained in the passage, and add original details of your own. Don?t forget that your ideas should remain based on the passage and not stray too far from it. Stick to those questions only and develop the responses to them. It can make your answers too fragmented or less focused if you add more. Do not copy big chunks of text as that is not going to be showing your understanding, try to use your own words as far as possible. Aim to avoid using the same word too often and try to choose more precise vocabulary rather than always the first word you think of. Lastly, try if you can to ?hear? your answer read out in your head ? this will help you to check that you are using an appropriate register (that it sounds right).

      • Hi S,

        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.

        Furthemore, 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 Evan,
      Writing an interview will not be easy. You will need to include sufficient information on your interview. Remember you need to write:
      – Why you are for the interview
      – Benefits of hiring you
      – How you wish to contribute
      – Who you are contributing to
      – Other details

      Wish you good luck

  15. if i exceed the line in some questions in the exam paper will i be penalised
    and if the question asks for two reasons
    and i give 3 reasons but 1 of them is wrong will a mark be deducted
    pls answer
    and btw
    your site is the best
    it has helped me a lot
    thank you

    • Hi Bob,

      Thank you for your kind words.

      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.

      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.

      Lastly, do not do more than what is required. You will not lose marks but you will lose time. In such a situation the examiner will usually take the first two answers: the examiner will not select the correct answers from your list.

  16. Hey there!!

    Honestly, thankuuu for the past papers! SO MUCH HELP~~
    So can you give me some tips to score marks in math? I do fine but I’d love to brush up more on my skills so I can score the best when i do my exams in the Oct/Nov series..

    • Hi Rainberry,

      You’re welcome. πŸ™‚

      With Maths,

      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.

      You may be interested with our A* 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. Every year we have two revision sessions. The first session will be March-April and the second one will be August-September. The registration for our March-April session is now open. You can decide if you need it now, or later. Please kindly find out the details here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-revision-courses/

      You may also 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/

    • Hi Aditi,

      We suggest that is best to follow what is in the syllabus.

      You may want to contact the exam board, CAIE (https://www.cambridgeinternational.org/ ), 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.

  17. for the first question on a page if we write two to four words below the lines given for the question then is the examiner going to correct that?

    also, the scanning occurs pages wise or questions wise???

    • Hi Krina,

      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.

      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.

      • hi IGCSE,
        i recently gave my english firt language paper two… I just wanted to check if not writing a title for an article can lead to lesser marks…
        Thanks!

        • Hi SD,

          It depends if the title is part of the requirement of the question. If the question indicate to have the title, then yes you must include the required title give in the question.

    • Hi Chirag,

      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.

  18. In English (0500) (paper 12) in section 1 (question-answers part) , is it ok for us to write outside the lines given in the paper because I was told that if we write outside the lines(in case if our answers are long) then we have to continue the answer on the additional page specifying the question else we’ll be penalized for writing the answer outside . If I just write 2 or 3 words exceeding and writing it outside the line then is it ok or I have to write them in the additional page.

    • Hi Saraswati,

      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.

      It it best to 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.

  19. thank you so much, this was really helpful, i really love how all questions and doubts get solved, thank you so much for putting up papers too!

  20. hi, what text book do you recommend for environmental management, im giving my exam this month and using the environmental management cambridge igcse and o level textbook by gary skinner, ken crafter, melissa turner and Ann Skinner, also, it would be great if you could share some tips for english (first language)…

    • Hello SD,

      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.

      With regards to English First Language, 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/

      You may also be interested to purchase our exam model answers. Our model answers will show you what is an A* answer like for the writing questions/exercises:
      http://www.igcsecentre.com/igcse-exam-resources/

  21. you are the best.today i gave my first paper of feb/march and it was wonderful i think that my boards will be easy and thanks for your help

    • Hello vaishnavi,

      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-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 which is now open for registration. The revision course will be in March-April and will start in March 1. The revision course provides video tutorial, revision timetable, downloadable exam-style practices, common mistakes candidates make during the exams, and also examiners? advice. 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/

    • Hello Wine,

      Try to clear your browsing data e.g. history, cookies etc? Please also access the past papers page at Google non-peak hours. The non-peak hour for Google is 7pm?7am, GMT 0. Please work it out in your local timezone.

  22. Hi igcse centre I am going to give the exam for this February March series and it is only 1 week left and I have completed my portion and done everything so now what am I supposed to this last week before exams plz reply fast. Btw you guys are doing great job

    • Hello Aryan,

      First, relax. Make sure you?re well rested before you sit for an examination.
      Then, do targeted revision. Revise on the most common mistakes you always seem to make. Read and annotate your textbook for the questions you got wrong. This is because you won?t have much time to go through the whole textbook. Then, re-do those questions you got wrong.

  23. You people are my only hope now. Could you please help me in some areas of English (0500) core (paper 1) especially section 1 (explaining meaning of phrases,writer’s effect and also how to develop ideas for directed writing) in addition I need some help to write answers in my own words(where I struggle the most). Please reply fast because I desperately need help.

    • Hello Divya,

      In explaining the meaning of phrases, you will need to be sensitive to the atmosphere being created and show appreciation of the feelings of any characters in your response. This means watching out for details and picking up on clues in the passage as you read. In this question, you are going to be rewarded not only for identifying relevant material in the passage but also for development of those ideas and use of supporting detail. Some ideas might be quite subtle
      and implied.

      For Writer?s Effect segment, you must build your ability to spot the required phrases or words. You need to give a full range of explained effects and link them into an overview which shows understanding of what the writer was trying to achieve in the passage as a whole. Try to avoid generalised comments such as ?The writer makes me feel as though I am there? and ?The passage is cleverly written?. These will gain no marks and give the impression that you are failing to find things to say. You need to explain HOW this is the case.

      With regards to directed writing, the recommended structure for the response will be offered in the wording of the question, and you should follow this.There will be at least two factors to focus on ? for example advantages and disadvantages. You will need to make two lists before you start in order to make sure you have enough material for both sides of the question. The third element of this question is evaluation; you will have to decide which of the options is better, present reasons why you have formed this opinion and justify it. Though you cannot make up things which are not in the passages, you should try to use your own ideas in the way that you extend those of the passages, provided that they are ?based on the reading material?. You should try to use as many ideas from the passage as possible as they will all be relevant, but you will have to change the way you express them; all the material you use from the passage must be modified to suit the new genre. The ending needs to be definite and provide an effective and satisfying conclusion to the piece.

      Lastly, we suggest that you build up your vocabulary.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, it is important that the replaced word must convey the essence of the point.

      You may be interested to purchase our exam model answers. Our model answers will show you what is an A* answer like for the writing questions/exercises:
      http://www.igcsecentre.com/igcse-exam-resources/

  24. Hi IGCSE Center team!

    Do you have any suggestions as to how can I improve my grades in IGCSE Business Studies (0450)? I’ll be writing my IGs this year and I really want to achieve A* in this subject as it would mean a lot to me. Thanks !

    • Hello Faizan,

      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-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.

      Here are some tips for you:
      Demonstrate the application of knowledge and concepts using the given scenario. This doesn?t mean simply referencing the business name. Analyse the issues faced and make suitable recommendations as to what this particular business should do. Always use the information provided in the case study or question stem as a guide in considering what to write.

      • Thanks a lot!
        One of my other common issues is that I’m almost always, unable to fully complete the paper in the time allotted. I keep wondering whether it’s just down to my handwriting or something else. Is there anything I can do about this?

        • Hello Faizan,

          Pay attention to the number of marks available, which will provide you with a guide to how much you should write in you answer.

  25. Hello! I want to ask What should be the length of answers in 0511 the question which are asked from the passages Can we just write the answer simply or do we have to write the whole sentence?

    • Hi Amna,

      You?ve asked a very general question for the whole paper. Could you please specify which question/exercise in the 0511 paper?

      You may be interested to purchase our exam model answers. Our model answers will show you what is an A* answer like for the writing questions/exercises:
      http://www.igcsecentre.com/igcse-exam-resources/

      We have on-going promo for candidates who signed up (and qualified) for our A* revision courses. They are entitled to purchase any Model Answers at 50% discount, between the period March?April 2019. A discount code would be sent to you along with your courses login details. The revision course provides video tutorial, revision timetable, downloadable exam-style practices, common mistakes candidates make during the exams, and also examiners? advice. Please kindly find out the details here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-revision-courses/

      • Hello IGCSE! thank you for replying! I am asking about the questions of exercise 1, 0511 and also could you please tell how the speaking tests of Urdu as a second are conducted because I am going to have my speaking tests starting from next month and I do not know anything about it yet
        Best regards,
        Amna.

        • Hi Amna,

          Keep your answers short ? a date or number or a short phrase should be enough to get a mark. The dotted line on the question paper gives you a guide about how much to write. Too much writing can waste your time, and, if you give too much information, you might include wrong details which could mean you lose a mark.

          With regards to the Speaking component for Urdu as a Second Language (0539), the Speaking component is composed of 3 parts:
          Part 1: Presentation [Total: 20 marks]
          Part 2: Topic Conversation [Total: 20 marks]
          Part 3: General Conversation [Total 20 marks]

          The duration of the whole Speaking component will take about 10-12 minutes.

          For more information, kindly download the subject syllabus here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-subjects-syllabuses/

  26. Hi IGCSE Center

    Thank you for your efforts.
    I?d like to ask if you could help have the Environmental Management IGCSE book pdf for free. I will be having my exam this May/June and I still don?t have the book please help me.

    • Hi Jasmine,

      Unfortunately, we do not have free books, or any books for that matter. However, 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.

  27. Hi IGCSE centre,
    Is it necessary to write an introduction for our answers to the 6 mark and 10 mark questions in History (0470)?

    • Hello Rebecca John,

      All the questions in Paper 1 are in the form of structured essays split into three parts: (a), (b) and (c).

      Part (a) questions: ask you to describe historical events, themes or aspects of history using details and knowledge in context (4 marks)
      Tips:
      -Give precise and accurate details.
      -Give examples.
      -Avoid generalised statements.

      Part (b) questions: ask you to explain why a specific event or factor happened or why it was important (6 marks)
      Tips:
      -Explain why, don?t just describe. For example, if you were asked: ?Why was the Treaty of Versailles disliked by so many in Germany??
      -You would need to describe the Treaty and make it clear why this would lead to Germans disliking it.

      Part (c) questions: ask you to provide a balanced argument and conclusion about historical events or factors (10 marks)
      Tips:
      -Explain your judgements by comparing the factor in the question against other factors from your own knowledge to give a balanced explanation. These questions typically ask for your judgements using questions like ?How far do you agree??, ?How significant??, ?How successful?? or ?How effective??

      General Advice:
      – You must answer all three parts of the questions you choose.
      – Each question relates to a Key Question from the syllabus. Make sure you pick the questions that you can answer most easily.
      – Make sure you include your own knowledge, facts, dates and relevant examples in all of your answers

    • Hi John,

      The grades A*-G do not apply to all subjects. Subjects that have Core and Extended syllabus (e.g. Biology 0610, English as Second Language 0510, etc) take account differing abilities.

      The Core curriculum provides a full overview of the subject and is targeted at students expected to achieve grades C to G.

      The Extended curriculum, made up of the Core curriculum and the Supplement, is targeted at those expected to achieve grades A* to E.

  28. hi
    if i get an A or A* in English as a second language (0510) , so is it that a C grade in
    first language english . so on the result will it show a c grade or A grade for english ??

    by the way thanks for helping me for the other subjects this site is actually worthy

    • Hi Kunj,

      You?re very much welcome.

      English as a Second Language (0510) and English First Language (0500) are two different subjects. Your grade for the specific subject is only for that subject.

  29. Hi!
    just wanted to point out a slight confusion/error in the mark schemes for may/june 2012 series of papers uploaded for environmental management, as the mark scheme for paper 21 and 23 seem to switched as the mark scheme displayed as paper 21’s is actually paper 23’s mark scheme. it got me confused so just wanted to have it corrected

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