2009 Edexcel New Gcse Explained

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2009 Edexcel New Gcse Explained

  1. 1. NEW GCSE beginning September 2009<br />Why this GCSE is better?<br />More in tune with what young people like to do.<br />More flexible course enabling teachers and students to create content for classwork and even for exams.<br />Less exams/assessment and some can be done at different times during the course.<br />Piggott students tested all the New GCSE exams so the teachers know exactly what is needed to get the best results.<br />
  2. 2. What does the New GCSE look like?<br />Listening – 20%<br />End of course exam<br />Reading – 20%<br />Speaking – 30%<br />Assessment during course<br />Writing – 20%<br />
  3. 3. Listening and Reading (Marked Externally by EDEXCEL)<br />The Listening and Reading tests are examined at the end of the course. Tests are set at Foundation and Higher level and are tested from the following GENERIC topic areas.<br />Personal information<br />Out and about<br />General interests<br />Leisure activities<br />Family and friends<br />Visitor information<br />Basic weather<br />Local amenities<br />Accommodation<br />Public transport<br />Directions<br />Futureplans,educationandwork<br />Basic language of the internet<br />Simple job advertisements<br />Simple job applications and CV<br />School and college<br />Customer service and transactions<br />Cafés and restaurants<br />Shops<br />Dealing with problems<br />
  4. 4. Speaking (Marked by Piggott Teacher)<br />The oral consists of 2 tests that can be carried out at different times of the course.<br />1) Interaction<br />2a) Presentation with follow up questions<br />or<br />2b) Question on a picture<br />
  5. 5. Interactions<br />
  6. 6. INFORMATION FOR TEACHERS<br />Task 5<br />Situation (Formal)<br />The student is working in a travel agency and you are a French tourist who wishes to arrange some coach tours<br />You ask the student questions about the following:<br />Excursions and their prices<br />Accommodation for certain excursions<br />Suitability of different excursions<br />Whether or not the student has visited any of the places and his/her opinions.<br />You will begin the conversation.<br />
  7. 7. Questions on a picture<br />Where are you?<br />What is your role?<br />When was the show?<br />Did you like the costume?<br />Would you like to be an actress?<br />
  8. 8. Controlled Written Assessment<br />Coursework no longer exists and it has been replaced by TWO pieces of controlled assessment.<br />What is controlled assessment?<br />You will have time to prepare a piece of original written work. This preparation will be done in class and must not be taken home.<br />When you are ready you will be given 1 lesson to write your assessment<br />You will be able to use a dictionary and your own prepared prompt card.<br />
  9. 9. Topic areas to choose from for Speaking and Writing<br />
  10. 10. How do I get success at GCSE?<br />There is no substitute for hard work both in class and at home<br />Learn as much vocabulary as possible (Target language – English)<br />Learn actively. Get people to help test you or revise with you.<br />Do past papers.<br />Keep revising.<br />Keep tidy, well organised notes.<br />Always involve yourself in class activities.<br />Prepare for all exams correctly.<br />Communicate with your teachers.<br />
  11. 11. Good Luck<br />

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