IGCSE ESL- 0510

Handbook 2021-23

Table of Contents

Course Description

Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language offers learners the opportunity to gain lifelong skills and knowledge including:

• better communicative ability in English

• improved ability to understand English in a range of everyday situations and in a variety of social registers and styles

• greater awareness of the nature of language and language-learning skills

• wider international perspective.

We recommend that learners starting this course are not first language speakers of English, but learners who use English as a lingua franca or language of study. Learners should have studied an English as a Second Language curriculum such as the Cambridge Lower Secondary programme or equivalent national educational framework.

Aims

The aims describe the purposes of a course based on this syllabus.

The aims are to:

• develop learners’ ability to use English effectively for the purpose of practical communication

• form a solid foundation for the skills required for further study or employment using English as the medium

• develop learners’ awareness of the nature of language and language-learning skills

• promote learners’ personal development.

Content Overview

Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language offers learners the opportunity to develop practical communication skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Learners will be presented with a variety of stimuli that will build up their skills in reading and writing.

They will learn to select relevant details, understand the difference between what is directly stated and implied, and practise writing for different purposes and audiences. Learners will listen to a range of spoken material, including talks and conversations, in order to develop listening skills.

Learners will engage in conversations on a variety of topics, and develop their skills in responding to different situations and audiences with a degree of accuracy and clarity. Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language will enable learners to become independent users of English, and to be able to use English to communicate effectively in a variety of practical contexts.

Assessment Overview

Syllabus code 0510 (Speaking Endorsement) All candidates take three components. Candidates who have studied the Core syllabus content should be entered for Paper 1, Paper 3 and Component 5. These candidates will be eligible for grades C to G. Candidates who have studied the Extended syllabus content should be entered for Paper 2, Paper 4 and Component 5. These candidates will be eligible for grades A* to E.

Core candidates take:

Paper 1 1 hour 30 minutes

Reading and Writing 70%

60 marks

Six exercises testing a range of reading and writing skills Externally assessed

and:

Paper 3 Approximately 40 minutes

Listening 30%

30 marks

Candidates listen to several short extracts and longer texts, and complete a range of task types, including short-answer questions, gap filling, matching, multiple choice and note making. Externally assessed

Extended candidates take:

Paper 2 2 hours

Reading and Writing 70%

80 marks

Six exercises testing a range of reading and writing skills Externally assessed

Paper 4 Approximately 50 minutes

Listening 30%

40 marks

Candidates listen to several short extracts and longer texts, and complete a range of task types, including short-answer questions, gap filling, matching, multiple choice and note making. Externally assessed

and all Core and Extended candidates take:

Component 5 Approximately 10–15 minutes Speaking Separately endorsed 30 marks Following a 2–3 minute warm-up conversation, candidates engage in a 6–9 minute discussion with the examiner on a given topic. Internally assessed/externally moderated

Assessment Objectives

The assessment objectives (AOs) are:

AO1 Reading

R1 identify and select relevant information

R2 understand ideas, opinions and attitudes

R3 show understanding of the connections between ideas, opinions and attitudes

R4 understand what is implied but not directly stated, e.g. gist, writer’s purpose, intention and feelings

AO2 Writing

W1 communicate information/ideas/opinions clearly, accurately and effectively

W2 organise ideas into coherent paragraphs using a range of appropriate linking devices

W3 use a range of grammatical structures and vocabulary accurately and effectively

W4 show control of punctuation and spelling

W5 use appropriate register and style/format for the given purpose and audience

AO3 Listening

L1 identify and select relevant information

L2 understand ideas, opinions and attitudes

L3 show understanding of the connections between ideas, opinions and attitudes

L4 understand what is implied but not directly stated, e.g. gist, speaker’s purpose, intention and feelings

AO4 Speaking

S1 communicate ideas/opinions clearly, accurately and effectively

S2 develop responses and link ideas using a range of appropriate linking devices

S3 use a range of grammatical structures and vocabulary accurately and effectively

S4 show control of pronunciation and intonation patterns

S5 engage in a conversation and contribute effectively to help move the conversation forward

Weighting for assessment objectives

The approximate weightings allocated to each of the assessment objectives (AOs) are summarised below

Assessment objective Weighting in IGCSE %

AO1 Reading 35

AO2 Writing 35

AO3 Listening 30

AO4 Speaking Separately endorsed

Total 100


Assessment objectives as a percentage of each component

Core Assessment objective Weighting in components %

Paper 1 Paper 3 Component 5

AO1 Reading 50 0 0

AO2 Writing 50 0 0

AO3 Listening 0 100 0

AO4 Speaking 0 0 100

Total 100 100 100


Extended Assessment objective Weighting in components %

Paper 1 Paper 3 Component 5

AO1 Reading 50 0 0

AO2 Writing 50 0 0

AO3 Listening 0 100 0

AO4 Speaking 0 0 100

Total 100 100 100

Appendices

HB p3 0510_y20_sp_3.pdf


HB p1 0510_y20_sp_1.pdf
HB p2 0510_y20_sp_2.pdf
HB p4 0510_y20_sp_4.pdf
HB p5 0510_y20_sn_5.pdf

Mark Schemes


HB m3 0510_y20_sm_3.pdf
HB m2 0510_y20_sm_2.pdf
HB m4 0510_y20_sm_4.pdf
HB m1 0510_y20_sm_1.pdf

Listening Tracks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgKFjxxFz0k