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Italian GCSE at Holy Cross Sixth Form College

Course description

This course will suit you if you have a particular interest in Italian or wish to study languages at university and want to try out a different language. You are not expected to have any prior knowledge of Italian and will have reached a level of linguistic competency by the end of the year to enable you to achieve a good GCSE pass. The vast majority of students who enrol on the course achieve a grade A* or A.

Course content

This is an exciting 'express' one year course which enables students to study a language not usually offered by most schools or colleges. As far as we are aware, we are the only sixth form college in the area to run this course! This has proved to be a popular and lively course and will give you the opportunity to study a beautiful language and gain an insight into Italy and its culture. You are not expected to have any prior knowledge of Italian and will have reached a level of linguistic competency by the end of the year to enable you to achieve a good GCSE pass. The vast majority of students who enrol on the course achieve a grade A* or A.

Entry requirements

General college entry requirements. In addition, you should have at least a grade B in another language at GCSE.

Assessment

The course will be assessing the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. There will be a large emphasis on the spoken word and an introduction to the culture of Italy. The examination will be as follows:-

  • Two controlled speaking tasks to be completed during the course
  • A 50 minute reading test
  • A 40 minute listening test
  • Two controlled written tasks to be completed during the course.

Future opportunities

There is a lack of Italian speaking linguists in the UK, as the language is not generally offered in schools or colleges. It is however, a useful language for business or simply for holiday purposes.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Holy Cross Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 14 October 2015

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Contact details

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    • Apply online to Holy Cross Sixth Form!
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 0161 762 4510
    • Email address:
    • admissions@holycross.ac.uk

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