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FRENCH

Examination Board: Edexcel             Specification: 2FR01

 

Description of Course

You will learn to communicate in French on a variety of topics including:

  • Identity and culture
  • Local area, holiday and travel
  • School
  • Future aspirations, study and work
  • International and global dimension.

These topics will be studied in the context of the home country and also that of the countries where French is spoken. You will learn to give and justify your opinions and how to communicate in the past, present and future time frames.

 

How Will You Learn

Teaching and learning styles will be varied and will include role play, pair work, group work and the opportunity for independent study as well as more formal teaching.

A wide range of resources is available online including all of the listening materials used in class.

 

Method of Assessment

The skills are tested separately, namely, listening, speaking, reading, and writing, all with equal weighting from the 2018 GCSE exams.

  • Candidates are entered at either Foundation or Higher level.
  • All four skills are tested by exam at the end of year 11.
    • Paper 1: Listening and Understanding
    • Paper 2: Speaking (3 tasks: role-play, picture based discussion, conversation)
    • Paper 3: Reading and Understanding (with translation into English)
    • Paper 4: Writing (with translation into French)

 

Pathways after Year 11

Further Study

Studying a language will give you an advantage in University applications and employers also value people who have communication skills in other languages.

The GCSE French lays the foundation to study A Level French (offered here at Liskeard School and Community College).

Career Routes

As fewer students are taking languages nationally, those with a language qualification are in a better position when competing for popular jobs.

In addition, in some careers, people with language qualifications are paid more throughout their careers.

 

Pupil comments

“A language is a good skill to have in life and will help me get a job.”

“GCSE French is a really practical subject as we have good exercises which improve our speaking skills. It’s a good choice of subject as it can give you lots of opportunity in later life.”

“Some of the top Universities, require a GCSE in a Language.”

 


 

 

SPANISH

Examination Board: Edexcel               Specification: 2SP01

 

Description of Course

You will learn to communicate in Spanish on a variety of topics including:

  • Identity and culture
  • Local area, holiday and travel
  • School
  • Future aspirations, study and work
  • International and global dimension.

These topics will be studied in the context of the home country and also that of the countries where Spanish is spoken.  You will learn to give and justify your opinions and how to communicate in the past, present and future time frames.

 

How Will You Learn

Teaching and learning styles will be varied and will include role play, pair work, group work and the opportunity for independent study as well as more formal teaching.

A wide range of resources are available online, including all the listening material used in class.

 

Method of Assessment

The skills are tested separately; namely, listening, speaking, reading and writing: All with equal weighting from the 2018 GCSE exams.

  • Candidates are entered at either Foundation or Higher level.
  • All four skills are tested by exam at the end of year 11:
    • Paper 1: Listening and Understanding
    • Paper 2: Speaking (3 tasks: role-play, picture based discussion, conversation)
    • Paper 3: Reading and Understanding (with translation into English)
    • Paper 4: Writing (with translation into Spanish)

 

Pathways after Year 11

Further Study

Studying a language will give you an advantage in University applications and employers also value people who have communication skills in other languages.

The GCSE Spanish lays the foundation to study AS and A2 level Spanish (offered here at Liskeard School and Community College).

Career Routes

As fewer students are taking languages nationally, those with a language qualification are in a better position when competing for popular jobs.

In addition, in some careers, people with language qualifications are paid more throughout their careers.

 

Pupil comments

“It’s a very useful skill.”

“Spanish GCSE is a fun course and I am learning a skill that will help me in life. There are 380 million Spanish speakers in the world.”

 

 

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Contact

Head Teacher: Mr Alex Lingard

Liskeard School & Community College
Luxstowe
Liskeard
Cornwall
PL14 3EA

How to find us

Tel: +44(0)1579 342344

School Attendance Line (24 hours): +44(0)1579 325730

Fax: +44(0)1579 343350

Email: enquiries@liskeard.cornwall.sch.uk

 

 

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