Which Languages Can I Choose At Ks4Presentation Transcript
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
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