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Cambridge International AS Level
General Paper

8004
For examination in June and November 2016

Cambridge Advanced

Changes to syllabus for 2016
This syllabus has been updated, but there are no significant changes.

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

Why choose Cambridge?
Why choose Cambridge International AS and A Level?
Why choose Cambridge International AS Level General Paper?
Cambridge AICE (Advanced International Certificate of Education) Diploma
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2. Teacher support .............................................................................................................. 6
2.1 Support materials

3. Assessment at a glance ................................................................................................. 7
4. Syllabus aims and assessment objectives...................................................................... 8
4.1 Syllabus aims
4.2 Assessment objectives

5. Description of components ............................................................................................ 9
5.1 Topic areas and question focus
5.2 Level descriptors for essay marking

6. Other information ......................................................................................................... 13

Introduction

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Introduction

1.1

Why choose Cambridge?

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