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A GCSE in a Modern Foreign Language will give a sound base for the much sought after language skills required for work, leisure and further study. It is a highly valued qualification which is recognised not only by prospective employers but also by institutions of Higher Education. The increasing variety of courses in Higher Education which include a foreign language component, for example in Science, Engineering, Law, Economics, and humanities reflects the relevance of a course in this subject. At an age when pupils are still undecided about their career path, the knowledge of a modern foreign language offers a great flexibility in future choices and is a requirement for several college courses. The GCSE course develops naturally from the work covered in Key Stage 3. Throughout the two year course pupils will experience a variety of approaches and activities which are designed to make them progressively more confident in their understanding and use of French/German. Pupils will study a range of varied and relevant topic areas using the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. In both French and German GCSE the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing are each worth 25% of the total marks. Pupils will produce coursework in speaking and listening and there are examinations in each of the four the skills. Now, more than ever, people are realising the importance of learning a modern foreign language. As we are becoming increasingly associated with the European Union it is even more important that we are capable of communicating in a second, or even a third, language. As a nation we are realising the significance of being able to speak and write to our European partners in their own language. It benefits the country both economically and culturally. By increasing the pupils? knowledge of French/German it will be supplying them with a qualification which they will find to be an asset in many walks of life.

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If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact ALDRIDGE SCHOOL - A SCIENCE COLLEGE directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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