WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
Anyone who has enjoyed their French or German language lessons at Key Stage 3; anyone who wants to have a widely valued GCSE; anyone considering going to university; students wishing to achieve the English Baccalaureate qualification. Please note you can only chose French or German as an option if you studied French in Years 7 and 8.
EXAM BOARD, COURSE CONTENT & ASSESSMENT DETAILS
EXAM BOARD: AQA
COURSE CONTENT: You will expand upon the work that you did at Key Stage 3, so many of the topics will be familiar to you. The three themes on which assessment is based are :
Theme 1: Identity and culture
Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest
Theme 3: Current and future study and employment
All four languages skills will be assessed in the summer exam session of year 11.
There are no controlled assessments.
Students will be entered for either Foundation or Higher level.
Listening component (25%):
Understanding and responding to different types of spoken text. Half the answers are written in English, half are written in French or German
Speaking component (25%):
Communicating and interacting for a variety of purposes by completing one role play, one photo card discussion and one general conversation.
Reading component (25%):
Comprehension questions from authentic written text, and the completion of one translation task from French/German into English
Writing component (25%):
Three or four written tasks which could include a message, a bullet pointed list, a structured written tasks and one translation task from English into French/German
WHAT CAN THIS COURSE LEAD TO POST 16?
Further study at A Level and then moving forward to a straightforward Languages Degree or a combination with such subjects as Business, Tourism, Computing, Psychology, Media, Film and Television, Performing Arts, Sport, Sociology, Education, Accounting, Marketing, Human Resources, Management, Health Studies, Geography, Mathematics, Art and Design, English, Philosophy, Law, Economics, Music, Journalism, International Relations, History, Archaeology, Engineering, Law.
FOR WHAT CAREERS WILL THIS COURSE BE USEFUL?
Business services, Central Government, Construction, Creative and Media, Engineering, Event Management , Financial Services, Medicine, Hotel and Catering Management , Land-based and Environmental Work, Local Government, Manufacturing, Marketing, Public Services, Retail, Teaching, Technology and Computer Gaming, Translation and Interpreting , Travel and Tourism, Voluntary and Charitable Sector, Law.
Contact Mr O'Neill, Head of Department for further information: