Rickmansworth School GCSE Pathway 4 Option Booklet

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Modern Foreign Languages – German and French

Overview Our objective is to enable students of all abilities to develop their French or German language skills to their full potential, equipping them with the knowledge to communicate in a variety of contexts with confidence. Learning a language can bring many benefits. We strongly believe in languages as a skill for life and something students should enjoy and find rewarding. The specification expands students' cultural knowledge whilst developing their language skills .

Students study all of the following themes over Key Stage 4 on which the assessments are based.

Theme 1: Identity and culture Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest Theme 3: Current and future study and employment

Costs Grammar and translation book £5.99 Pupil contribution to www.thisislanguage.com £2.00 Revision work book £4.99

Trips French: Maison Claire Fontaine, Burgundy – July of Year 10 (6 days and 5 nights) – approximate cost £450/£500 (dependent on numbers) German: Cologne – July of Year 10 (4 days and 3 nights) – approximate cost £450 (dependent on numbers) Pathways Further Education: A Level French or German University: French / German, Linguistics, or combined with other subjects – e.g. Business Career: Translating, Interpreting, Linguistics, Teaching, Finance, Food & Drink, Law, Sales and Marketing, Transport, Tourism and Leisure, Public Sector, International organisations including the UN and the EU institutions.


Component 1

Component 2

Component 3

Component 4

• Listening 25% • Understanding and responding to different types of spoken language.

• Speaking 25% • Communicating and interacting effectively in speech for a variety of purposes – role play, photo card and general conversation.

• Reading 25% • Understanding and responding to different types of written language • Translating from the target language into English.

• Writing 25% • Communicating effectively in writing for a variety of purposes • Translation from

English into the target language.

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