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Which Languages Can I Choose At Ks4

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    • Which languages can I choose at St. Ivo in KS4? FRENCH, GERMAN, SPANISH
    • Can I really choose any language for GCSE?
      • you may choose to take GCSE in any language you have previously studied out of French and/or German .
      • in exceptional cases pupils with proven language ability will be allowed to take GCSE Spanish in 2 years.
      • Spanish for beginners leading to the languages ladder is available to everyone.
    • Why should I learn a language in KS4?
      • you learn the basic vocabulary and structures at KS3 and have the chance to develop language skills into a useful tool in KS4
      • studying languages offers pupils the chance to further develop skills not covered in the rest of the curriculum (such as, close listening to texts, communicating in another language, seeing in a practical way how others think in a different “code” and live in a different culture)
      • studying a language helps you perform and achieve better in your own language- so the research says !
      • language studies are highly regarded and valued by employers and university recruiters
      Studying a language at school gives you the necessary skills to be able to learn other languages later in life.
    • But why should I take a language at St. Ivo?
      • highly qualified teachers
      • FLA to support you in your work
      • good, up-to-date resources ; printed and on-line
      • highly motivated students
      • good results in the past
    • What does GCSE entail?
      • working with spoken and written texts and developing your own work based upon the texts you have studied
      • developing the language and skills needed for a short trip to the target language country
      • skills development and practice as well as assessment in each of the 4 skills: speaking, listening, reading and written coursework- all equally weighted
    • Will the coursework be stressful?
      • as it’s done in class time, it’s not stressful like coursework in some other subjects. Ask the current year 11 pupils and find out for yourself.
      • you have to submit three pieces of writing done during the course.
      • for two pieces you may use a text book, exercise book, revision guide and dictionary. The third piece must be written under test conditions but you may use a dictionary.
    • No one at home speaks another language. How can I revise for GSCE exams in languages?
      • revision booklets written by the department
      • lunchtime/after school practice sessions for the speaking exam
      • revision books offered for sale at the business centre
      • from your notes
      • from the school’s extranet
      • GCSE bitesize
      • other web-sites
    • Are there any visits or activities outside the normal classroom?
      • in Y10 you can go to a conference in Cambridge. You have the opportunity to join in some activities based on the GCSE syllabus organised by native speakers.
      • you will work with the Foreign Language Assistant in small groups to improve your pronunciation and confidence.
      • you will be timetabled into an ICT suite about once each half-term. You will play interactive games, watch video-clips, practise new grammar, answer exam type questions and do research.
    • How is the exam organised?
      • you will be tested in all four skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing.
      • each skill is worth 25%.
      • there are two levels: foundation and higher.
      • you do not have to take each skill at the same level . You can pick and mix
    • What sort of language will I learn?
      • the contexts are :
      • everyday activities
      • personal and social life
      • the world around us
      • the world of work
      • the international world