GCSE - Higher & Foundation Tiers
The GCSE course offers students the opportunity to build on topics studied at KS3 as well as moving on to new areas.
Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing are weighted equally, making up 25% each of the assessed content. This is a perfect choice for those who enjoy communicating with others, finding out about how language works and learning about different countries and cultures through a wide range of listening and reading material including some extracts of literary texts such as poems and short stories. The content is designed to be both practical and relevant to a range of situations; translation to and from the target language for example will be a valuable skill that is taught and assessed.
The five themes are:
· Identity and culture
· Local area, holiday and travel
· Future aspirations, study and work
· International and global dimension
Listening – 25% - final exam
Speaking – 25% - externally marked exam
Reading – 25% - final exam
Writing – 25% - final exam