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Italian GCSE at Aylesbury Grammar School

Course description

You will rapidly build up your vocabulary and understanding of the structures of the language in Year 12.

The course is then structured around the general topic areas of: Healthy living Relationships and Choices Free Time and the Media Holidays Home and Local Area Environment School and Future Plans Current and Future Employment

Course content

See above.

Entry requirements

It is essential in today’s world that you have a good grasp of at least one Modern Foreign Language at GCSE level. With at least two GCSE language qualifications you clearly double your assets.


You will do a listening and a reading exam at Foundation or Higher tier. Each of these exams is worth 20% of the final total and is taken at the end of the course. The speaking and writing units are worth 30% each and there is one level of entry. For the speaking exam you will do two assessed tasks during the two year course, each in the form of a dialogue.

For the writing exam you will do two tasks under controlled conditions, on different topics to those submitted for the speaking, over the course of the two years. The dialogues you do for the speaking unit and the essays you do for the writing unit will be drawn from the general topic areas. To achieve A*-C grades you will write two essays, each of between 200 and 300 words.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Aylesbury Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 15 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years