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French & Spanish at Wrenn Academy

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Why study a foreign language? Studying French and Spanish will help you to communicate with French and Spanish speaking peoples both at home and abroad. It will benefit you in a variety of situations ranging from simple holiday transactions to staying with a family or preparing to work for a multinational company. As you start to think about your future – whether you intend to go on to the sixth form and university – or enter into the world of work – having a qualification in a modern foreign language will make you stand out in a crowd! French and Spanish This year you have followed either a short course GCSE or an Entry Level Certificate course. This has given you an excellent foundation to continue studying foreign languages in years 10 & 11. You may decide to: · Continue with your current language to study for a FULL GCSE · Convert your Entry Level Certificate into a short course GCSE · Change language · Study both French and Spanish Any of the four options above will give you the best possible qualifications when considering careers such as journalism, European law, business or education. The Department offers you a wide range of language courses to suit your ability and interest. For those of you who have enjoyed and made good progress with the skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing there are courses leading to public examinations at Foundation and Higher Tier GCSE. If you are capable of succeeding in the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking you will be entered for a full GCSE. You will be expected to speak confidently about yourself in situations that you might encounter abroad. You will also be expected to read and listen to extended passages of French or Spanish. You will complete written work worth 25% of the overall GCSE and will need to have a good knowledge of verbs and grammar. Second Language Those of you who have made good progress in year 9 and have regularly achieved national Curriculum level 4 or above, it is possible for you to study a second foreign language in years 10 & 11. This will then give you the best possible chance if you are considering using languages in the future, for example in careers such as Tourism, Business, European Law or Education.

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Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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