Italian GCSE at Aquinas College
Italy is famous for its artistic heritage, design, music, fashion and food. The language is one in which rapid progress can be made in the early stages simply because such a high percentage of English vocabulary derives from Latin. Classes also tend to be smaller and this enables you to have more individual teaching to help you progress.
This course will enable you to:
• develop an understanding of the spoken and written forms of the language in a range of contexts
• communicate effectively using a range of vocabulary and structures
• develop knowledge and understanding of countries and communities where Italian is spoken.
• provide a foundation for further study to AS in the second year
The GCSE level course is organised into topics:
Theme 1: Identity and culture
Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest
Theme 3: Current and future study and employment
At the end of the course, you will take 4 exams, which will test your listening, reading, writing and speaking skills.
If you do well at GCSE you could go on and take AS Italian in your second year at Aquinas.
Learning a language develops essential skills required in a wide range of employment opportunities such as communication, independence, ability to weigh up an issue from different viewpoints, cultural awareness, adaptability, resilience, a speed of thought. Studies show that employment prospects are improved by having a second language.
You will have the opportunity to visit Valdobbiadene, in Northern Italy on an exchange trip. You will stay in an Italian family and take part in trips to local attractions.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Aquinas College directly.