Modern Languages at Elizabeth Woodville School
FRENCH AND SPANISHFACTS Both languages, French and Spanish follow the AQA specification A GCSE. Assessment is in all four skills – listening, reading, speaking and writing. The final exam for listening and reading is a 30 – 50 minute paper at either foundation or higher level. In speaking, there will be a 20 minute slot for a role play, presentation and general conversation (half of this time is given for preparation). The writing assessment is based on three pieces of coursework, each piece being approximately 100 - 150 words in length. The advantage of the AQA specification is that you can be entered at different levels for different skills. KEY STAGE 4 AT KINGSBROOK You will be provided with your own very user friendly text book. You will be expected to maintain your own file, enabling you to organise your work in logical sections. The aim is to complete the syllabus by Christmas in year 11, in order to prepare for the mocks. The time between the Christmas mocks and the real exam is spent on developing exam skills for the individual learner. During the first four terms, the work is topic based with each topic having a specific outcome. These are both challenging and engaging, using a variety of methods and skills. We regularly use ICT in our teaching and learning. We also use this time to cover the majority of the preparation needed for the speaking exam. WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? Pupils of all abilities can succeed at languages with this course. What we are looking for are pupils who: like to communicate; can work independently and in groups; can understand and attain short and long term goals; can work with the teacher to make learning effective and fun. CONTENTbased on four main themes My World – self, family and friends, interests and hobbies, home and local environment, daily routine, school and future plans. Holiday Time and Travel – travel, transport and finding the way, tourism, accommodation, holiday activities, services. Work and Lifestyle – home life, healthy living, part time jobs and work experiences, leisure and shopping. The Young Person – character and personal relationships, environmental issues, education, careers and future plans, social issues.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Elizabeth Woodville School directly.