2017-2019 GCSE Options Booklet 4 Option Pathway

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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 £2.49

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: Translation, Interpreting, Linguistics, Teaching, Finance, Food & Drink, Law, Sales & Marketing, Transport, Tourism & Leisure, Public Sector, International organisations; including the UN and the EU institutions

Content

Year 10

Year 11

Paper 1 Listening Understanding and responding to different types of spoken language 25% of GCSE

Paper 3 – Reading Understanding and responding to different types of written language 25% of GCSE Paper 4 –Writing Communicating effectively in writing for a variety of purposes 25% of GCSE

Paper 2 Speaking Communicating

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

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