Revision Materials for the Cambridge IGCSE
The file opposite has most of the lessons my GCSE class has been subjected to in preparation for the IGCSE exam. It includes examiners' guidance on how to approach each question, and has rough grade boundaries (based on 2014) for each q. and the paper as a whole.
There aren’t that many past papers for this exam. The following isn’t precisely tailored to the Cambridge IGCSE, but it may help prepare for q.1. Download the PDF file opposite; revise the notes on the PPt on how to approach q.1, and try the following task, using extract 1:
Write a brief article – of about 250-350 words – about the charity Simon on the Streets. Write in the third person, and write about the following:
- what Simon on the Streets is for and what it does;
- what some of the difficulties faced by homeless people;
- what people involved the sleep out have learned.
Begin your article, “Life on the streets is far tougher than most of us could ever imagine…”
For a q.3 practice: try summarizing the third extrat:
a) What do you learn about Michael Caine's experience of moving during WWII? (15 points)
b) Convert your fifteen-point list into a continuous piece of writing, of about 200-250 words.