“ Another language is a different vision of life” ( Fellini – Film Director) So why study languages?? - Open doors to better universities - Boosts your CV - You are more employable - You get paid more - You are more likely to learn other languages once you have learnt one - You get highly regarded job prospects including travelling - You get opportunities to lead projects abroad - You understand what’s going on around you - Open your mind to other cultures - It makes you look clever!! - It’s fun!! Courses available: • French/ Spanish : GCSE • French IGCSE (Cambridge (AQA) International Education) 4 topics: family and lifestyle, sports and (pathway2) holidays, education and work, home and 6 topics: same as GCSE + world issues and environment multicultural festivals Year 10: 2 topics (Lifestyle and sports/holidays) Year 10 : 3 topics ( lifestyle and multicultural festivals + sports and holidays) With 1 speaking and 1 writing Preparation speaking examwith role plays and conversation questions. Year 11 : 2 topics ( education and work/ home and environment) Year 11 3 topics ( education and work + home and environment + world issues) 2 speaking 2 writing Linear preparation For the final exams We submit the best 2 speaking and writing to the board. With mock speaking Resources: AQA manuals A Plus and Expo4 Mira 3 GCSE Kerboodle and It’s Learningfor online access to audio files on demand. GCSE conference in February French and Spanish TV/ songs Top tip - top tip woo!! Booster sessions every day of the week with 4 different teachers to get one to one help or help with a small group Special time with the French asssistante or Senorita Mallol for Spanish. Flexibility in retakes for GCSE. Assessment GCSE French and Spanish • IGCSE French ( only) Listening and reading 40% No controlled assessment. (final exams) All final exams Speaking: 30% controlled Listening 25% assessments Reading 25% 2X 4-6minutes Speaking: 25% Writing: 25% Writing :30% controlled assessments 2 essays on prepared topics After GCSE?? A Level French and Spanish are both on offer at Hollyfield With language enrichment programmes ( teaching in local primary, leading clubs, Joining trips, creating podcasts on Itunes…) Teaching staff at A Level : Miss Claro Miss Jimenez Miss Mallol IGCSE is an excellent preparation to A Level with greater independent learning techniques. Career options: what can I do with my GCSE French/ Spanish??? Teaching and translating Travel and tourism Your best option is to combine your language with another skill!! Eg: Language + Law International Law Language + science international research, medicine, charity work…engineering…. Language + business banking, stock exchange, import/export – trader- multilingual secretary , trader… Language + English Language/ Literature journalism Language + skill sell your skill abroad!! We live in a globalised world – monolingualism is no more an option!! Students who did GCSE and/ or A Level languages are now…. Catrin richards: GCSE and A Level French Liverpool university ( French and English Language) Caihna Khalil : GCSE and A Level French St Mary’s university ( English language and liguistics) David Swan : GCSE and A Level French Universite of Aix en Provence in Marseilles ( Economics) Alice Selwyn Brace : GCSE and A Level French Full time work in Paris ( retail) Charlotte Whiting : GCSE and A Level French Nottingham Univeristy ( French and International Law) currently works in Brussels for the European Union Fair Trade Successful linguists: Ok….more interestingly… Oh la la!!! Bebe , bebe, bebe…oh!!
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