Which languages can I choose at St. Ivo in KS4? FRENCH, GERMAN, SPANISH
Can I really choose any language for GCSE? <ul><li>you may choose to take GCSE in any language you have previously studied...
Why should I learn a language in KS4? <ul><li>you learn the basic vocabulary and structures at KS3 and have the chance to ...
But why should I take a language at St. Ivo? <ul><li>highly qualified teachers </li></ul><ul><li>FLA to support you in you...
What does GCSE entail? <ul><li>working with spoken and written texts and developing your own work based upon the texts you...
Will the coursework be stressful? <ul><li>as it’s done in class time, it’s not stressful like coursework in some other sub...
No one at home speaks another language. How can I revise for GSCE exams in languages? <ul><li>revision booklets written by...
Are there any visits or activities outside the normal classroom? <ul><li>in Y10 you can go to a conference in Cambridge.  ...
How is the exam organised? <ul><li>you will be tested in all four skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing. </li>...
What sort of language will I learn? <ul><li>the contexts are : </li></ul><ul><li>everyday activities </li></ul><ul><li>per...
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Which Languages Can I Choose At Ks4

  1. 1. Which languages can I choose at St. Ivo in KS4? FRENCH, GERMAN, SPANISH
  2. 2. Can I really choose any language for GCSE? <ul><li>you may choose to take GCSE in any language you have previously studied out of French and/or German . </li></ul><ul><li>in exceptional cases pupils with proven language ability will be allowed to take GCSE Spanish in 2 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish for beginners leading to the languages ladder is available to everyone. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why should I learn a language in KS4? <ul><li>you learn the basic vocabulary and structures at KS3 and have the chance to develop language skills into a useful tool in KS4 </li></ul><ul><li>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) </li></ul><ul><li>studying a language helps you perform and achieve better in your own language- so the research says ! </li></ul><ul><li>language studies are highly regarded and valued by employers and university recruiters </li></ul>Studying a language at school gives you the necessary skills to be able to learn other languages later in life.
  4. 4. But why should I take a language at St. Ivo? <ul><li>highly qualified teachers </li></ul><ul><li>FLA to support you in your work </li></ul><ul><li>good, up-to-date resources ; printed and on-line </li></ul><ul><li>highly motivated students </li></ul><ul><li>good results in the past </li></ul>
  5. 5. What does GCSE entail? <ul><li>working with spoken and written texts and developing your own work based upon the texts you have studied </li></ul><ul><li>developing the language and skills needed for a short trip to the target language country </li></ul><ul><li>skills development and practice as well as assessment in each of the 4 skills: speaking, listening, reading and written coursework- all equally weighted </li></ul>
  6. 6. Will the coursework be stressful? <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>you have to submit three pieces of writing done during the course. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  7. 7. No one at home speaks another language. How can I revise for GSCE exams in languages? <ul><li>revision booklets written by the department </li></ul><ul><li>lunchtime/after school practice sessions for the speaking exam </li></ul><ul><li>revision books offered for sale at the business centre </li></ul><ul><li>from your notes </li></ul><ul><li>from the school’s extranet </li></ul><ul><li>GCSE bitesize </li></ul><ul><li>other web-sites </li></ul>
  8. 8. Are there any visits or activities outside the normal classroom? <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>you will work with the Foreign Language Assistant in small groups to improve your pronunciation and confidence. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  9. 9. How is the exam organised? <ul><li>you will be tested in all four skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing. </li></ul><ul><li>each skill is worth 25%. </li></ul><ul><li>there are two levels: foundation and higher. </li></ul><ul><li>you do not have to take each skill at the same level . You can pick and mix </li></ul>
  10. 10. What sort of language will I learn? <ul><li>the contexts are : </li></ul><ul><li>everyday activities </li></ul><ul><li>personal and social life </li></ul><ul><li>the world around us </li></ul><ul><li>the world of work </li></ul><ul><li>the international world </li></ul>
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