Subject: French/German/Spanish

Head of Department: Mrs V Vick

Qualification: GCSE

Examination Board: WJEC

Course Content:
The GCSE course covers the following contexts:
  • Youth culture, lifestyles, customs and traditions;
  • Home and locality, global sustainability;
  • Current study, world of work, jobs and future plans;
How will you learn:
You will develop the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing through a variety of activities including pair work, group work, and independent study. You will use a wide range of resources, including online videos and webpages, magazines and textbooks, as well as interactive learning resources and games. You will have opportunities to discuss issues, give presentations and to write for a variety of purposes.
How you will be assessed:
Component 1: Speaking (25%)
  • One role play;
  • One photo card discussion;
  • One conversation;
  • Component 2: Listening (25%);
Written exam 35 minutes (Foundation tier) 45 minutes (Higher tier)
Listening comprehension tasks with non-verbal and written responses.
Component 3: Reading (25%)
Written exam 1hr (Foundation tier) 1hr 15 minutes (Higher tier)
Reading comprehension tasks with non-verbal and written responses from French/Spanish/German into English.
Component 4: Writing (25%)
Written exam 1hr (Foundation tier) 1hr 15 minutes (Higher tier)
Writing tasks including one translation from English into French/Spanish/German.
Additional information / skills:
Language learners are:
Good communicators - Problem solvers
Computer literate - Work well individually or as a team.
Language learners have:
Skills appropriate to the global economy. An awareness and appreciation of the similarities and differences between cultures. Languages are becoming increasingly important if you intend to apply to the Russell Group universities.

Job ideas:
  • Knowledge of a language can enhance your job and career prospects.
  • Career paths include:
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Leisure Hospitality
  • Catering
  • Education
  • Journalism
  • Translation and Interpreting
  • Diplomatic Service
  • Banking
  • Import and Export Law

For further information see:  Mrs V Vick


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Mr A Hall
Assistant Head Teacher

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