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Why study a language???? Broadens possibilities for communication Useful in many areas of work Further understanding of own language Useful as links with Europe and the rest of the world grow stronger Improve cultural awarenes s
People who learn languages “…will be better prepared to contribute and compete in a global economy. -- 1,261 companies surveyed recently reported 60,687 positions that required fluency in a second language”. (Parkway School District)
Each language has 3 hours lesson time per week. Double linguists have 4 lessons, two per language. One is an early morning lesson, starting at 8am on a day agreed with the teacher.
All languages follow the Edexcel syllabus. General topics are: At home and abroad Education, training and employment House, home and daily routine Media, entertainment and youth culture Social activities, fitness and health Topics are covered in greater detail and with important grammar points.
GCSE courses in all three languages are assessed in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Each skill is worth 25% of the final mark. There are two tiers – foundation (grades G-C) and higher (grades E-A*). The tiers can be mixed across the four skills. Writing is assessed through coursework completed during years 10 and 11 – no final written exam. Speaking exam and coursework usually complete by Easter of year 11.
Think carefully about the options available to you Talk - your languages teachers, Miss Kiggin, tutors, parents Talk to year 10 and 11 students about their expereince of GCSE languages Look at the textbooks used at GCSE level Ask questions!