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1 Modern Foreign Languages At High Storrs School

2 I’m glad I chose A-Level French. I was worried at first because I hadn’t done it for 2 years, but it came back quickly. When I went to France this summer I really loved talking to people about a wide range of topics. Katherine French is good fun and it broadens your horizons. Thomas

3 An A-level language can be used in conjunction with any other subjects, offering a great range of possibilities beyond KS5. It also broadens your repertoire of skills and background understanding of the world. Alistair I was very worried about the speaking test, but it wasn’t so bad in the end and I got an A! Lydia

4 It’s the only one of my A-levels where I’m learning skills that I can imagine still using in the future. It’s such a brilliant thing to be able to do. Jacob I find it really rewarding. When I went to Paris last week, I was able to say so much more than I could last year and I felt I could communicate properly. Sarah

5  We are part of the European Union, in which we can live, work or study in any one of 27 countries.

6 A language can be studied:  by itself, e.g. single honours French.  with a new language too e.g. French with Japanese.  alongside another subject, e.g. International Business with German.

7 In the world of work, language skills are important in organisations and businesses who want to remain competitive on an international level. Languages Work

8 Not just a teacher, translator or interpreter It can mean working in one of many industries, in which your languages, combined with expertise in another field, can really help you to get on.

9 Languages help us build friendships with people across the globe, and understand and experience different cultures in a way that enriches our own lives, too. Culturally...

10  Build on language learnt at GCSE.  Enhance university and employment prospects.  Gain an insight into other cultures.  Facilitate foreign travel.

11  Languages open up travel opportunities, the chance to study or live abroad and, ultimately, allow us to experience things that speaking English alone we simply wouldn’t be capable of.

12  Grade B or above at GCSE.

13 In Y12AS Unit 1Listening, Reading and Writing Exam Unit 2Speaking Test In Y13A2 Unit 3Listening, Reading and Writing Exam Unit 4Speaking Test No Coursework / Controlled Assessments

14  Media:  Popular culture:  Healthy living/lifestyle:  Family/relationships:

15 Listening, Reading and Writing Exam 2 hours (70% of AS) - You control the listening CD! - Question types are similar to Higher level GCSE - There is a choice of essay titles.

16  30% of AS  20 minutes preparation time  15 minutes speaking test  More “grown up” discussion about themes you’ve studied.  Similar to a “real” discussion! – not just pre- learnt material.

17  Environment:  The multi-cultural society:  Contemporary social issues:  and 2 Cultural topics: e.g. Study of film, book or play; research into a period of history or geographical region.

18 Listening, Reading and Writing Exam 2 h 30 Exam (35% of total A Level marks) Listening questions. Text analysis. Translations Essay about 1 cultural topic.

19  15% of A Level marks  Presentation of argument and debate.  Discussion of both cultural topics studied.

20 AS level Urdu: Unit 1: Spoken expression and response 8-10 mins.in two sections; Externally assessed: 30% of the total AS marks, 15% of the GCE marks. Test student’s ability to converse in Urdu on a general topic from the following; · Youth culture and concerns · Lifestyle · Health and Fitness · The world around us · Education and Employment Section A: Requires students to respond to Edexcel set questions Section B: Teacher to engage student in discussion

21 Unit 2: Understanding and written responses 2 hours 30 mins paper in 3 sections: 70% of the total AS, 35% of the GCE marks Section A: Requires students to listen to a range of authentic recorded Urdu material and to retrieve and convey information given in the recording. Section B: Requires students to read Urdu printed material and to retrieve and convey information by responding to a range of mainly Urdu language test types. Section C: To write words in the form of a letter, report or article in Urdu ……

22 A2 Level Urdu: Unit 3: Understanding and spoken response mins: controversial topic. Taking a stance, defending and justifying it for 4 minutes followed by additional 2 topics

23 Unit 4: Understanding and written response. 65% of the total A2 marks: 35% of the total GCE marks 2 hour 30 minute paper in 3 sections General topic areas for this unit: · Youth culture and concerns · Life Style: Health and Fitness · The world around us: Travel, Tourism, environmental issues and the Urdu speaking world · Education and Employment · Customs, traditions, belief and religions · National and International events (Past, Present and Future) · Literature and the arts Section A: A short translation from English to Urdu Section B: An Urdu language essay (discursive or creative writing) Section C: A research based essay in Urdu. For further details, contact the Urdu teacher at High Storrs school


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