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Modern Languages

FRENCH

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT:  Ms McCarron
GCSE EXAM BOARD:  AQA
TEACHERS:
Ms McCarron (Head of Department) - Mr Merrill (Second in Department) - Miss Fowler

 

GCSE French helps students develop their language skills in a variety of contexts and a broad understanding of the culture of countries and communities where French is spoken. It encourages enjoyment of language learning and the recognition that language skills enable students to take their place in a multi-lingual global society.

This four-unit specification requires students to develop their ability to write and speak in French and to understand French when it is written down or spoken. This course is assessed via four equally weighted exams at the end of Year 11. It is particularly suitable for students who wish to study at a higher level. This qualification counts towards the English Baccalaureate.

Assessment
Externally set Exams at the end of Year 11

Listening 25%
Reading 25%
Speaking 25%
Writing 25%

Higher Education Courses/Careers
Sixth Form:   GCE A Level French  
French can be studied alone or with a variety of other subjects at University.  
Careers where this course may be useful are journalism, law, website designer, fashion, service industries, tourism and teaching.

ITALIAN

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT:  Ms McCarron
GCSE EXAM BOARD:  AQA
TEACHERS:
Miss Cunliffe

 

GCSE Italian helps students develop their language skills in a variety of contexts and a broad understanding of the culture of countries and communities where Italian is spoken. It encourages enjoyment of language learning and the recognition that language skills enable students to take their place in a multi-lingual global society. 

This four-unit specification requires students to develop their ability to write and speak in Italian and to understand Italian when it is written down or spoken. This course is assessed via four equally weighted exams at the end of Year 11. It is particularly suitable for students who wish to study at a higher level. This qualification counts towards the English Baccalaureate.

Assessment
Externally set Exams at the end of Year 11

Listening 25%
Reading 25%
Speaking 25%
Writing 25%

Higher Education Courses/Careers
Sixth Form:   GCE A Level Italian  
Italian can be studied alone or with a variety of other subjects at University.  
Careers where this course may be useful are journalism, law, website designer, fashion, service industries, tourism and teaching.

SPANISH

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT:  Ms McCarron
GCSE EXAM BOARD:  AQA
TEACHERS:
Miss Cunliffe

 

GCSE Spanish is new to the option choices this year. It will broaden their understanding of the culture of communities and countries where Spanish is spoken. It encourages enjoyment of language learning and the recognition that language skills enable students to take their place in a multi-lingual global society. 

This four-unit specification requires students to develop their ability to write and speak in Spanish and to understand Spanish when it is written down or spoken. This course is assessed via four equally weighted exams at the end of Year 11. It is particularly suitable for students who wish to study at a higher level. This qualification counts towards the English Baccalaureate.

Assessment
Externally set Exams at the end of Year 11

Listening 25%
Reading 25%
Speaking 25%
Writing 25%

Higher Education Courses/Careers
Sixth Form: GCE A Level Spanish Spanish can be studied alone or with a variety of other subjects at University. Careers where this course may be useful are journalism, law, website designer, fashion, service industries, tourism and teaching.



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