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SYLLABUS
Cambridge IGCSE®
Literature (English)

0486
For examination in June and November 2014

Cambridge International Certificate
Literature (English)*

0476
For examination in June and November 2014

*This syllabus is accredited for use in England, Wales and Northern Ireland as a Cambridge International Level 1/Level 2 Certificate.

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Contents
1. Introduction ..................................................................................................................... 2 1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6

Why choose Cambridge?
Why choose Cambridge IGCSE?
Why choose Cambridge IGCSE Literature (English)?
Cambridge International Certificate of Education (ICE)
Schools in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
How can I find out more?

2. Assessment at a glance .................................................................................................. 5 Cambridge IGCSE Literature (English)
Syllabus code 0486
Cambridge International Level 1/Level 2 Certificate
Literature (English)
Syllabus code 0476

3. Syllabus aims and objectives .......................................................................................... 7 3.1 Aims
3.2 Assessment objectives

4. Description of papers (syllabus 0486) ............................................................................. 9 4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5

Paper 1: Set Texts – Open books
Paper 2: Coursework portfolio (syllabus 0486 only)
Paper 3: Unseen
Paper 4: Set texts – Closed books A (syllabus 0486 only)
Paper 5: Set texts – Closed books B (syllabus 0486 only)

5. Description of papers (syllabus 0476) ........................................................................... 13 5.1 Paper 1: Set Texts – Open books
5.2 Paper 2: Unseen

6. Set texts (syllabus 0486)............................................................................................... 15 7. Set texts (syllabus 0476) ............................................................................................... 20 8. Grade descriptions ........................................................................................................ 22 9. Coursework guidance (syllabus 0486) .......................................................................... 23 9.1 Coursework portfolio (Paper 2) (syllabus 0486): guidance notes 9.2 Marking and moderating Coursework

9.3 Assessment criteria for Coursework

10. Appendix A ................................................................................................................... 26 10.1 Resources: set text editions

11. Appendix B: Additional information ............................................................................... 31 12. Appendix C: Additional information – Cambridge International Level 1/Level 2 Certificates.................................................................................................................... 33

Introduction

1.

Introduction

1.1

Why choose Cambridge?

University of Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for 5 to 19 year olds. We are part of the University of Cambridge, trusted for excellence in education. Our qualifications are recognised by the world’s universities and employers.

Recognition
Every year, thousands of learners gain the Cambridge qualifications they need to enter the world’s universities.
Cambridge IGCSE® (International General Certificate of...
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