“ 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
- You get highly regarded job
prospects including travelling
- You get opportunities to lead
- You understand what’s going on
- Open your mind to other cultures
- It makes you look clever!!
- It’s fun!!
• 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
Year 11 : 2 topics ( education and work/ home
Year 11 3 topics ( education and work + home and
environment + world issues)
For the final exams
We submit the best 2 speaking and writing to the
board. With mock speaking
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
Special time with the French asssistante or Senorita
Mallol for Spanish.
Flexibility in retakes for GCSE.
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 :30% controlled
2 essays on prepared topics
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
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
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
Oh la la!!!
Bebe , bebe,