Unit Content

Theme 1: Identity and culture

Relationships with family and friends | Marriage/partnership Social media | Mobile technology | Music | Cinema TV Food and eating out | Sport

Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest

Home, town, neighbourhood and region | Charity/voluntary work | Healthy/unhealthy living | The environment | Poverty/homelessness | Travel and tourism

Theme 3: Current and future study and employment

My studies | Life at school | Education post-16 Jobs, career choices and ambitions.

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Rita Mae

“Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.” ’

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“Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things.”

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“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.”

Course details

This course is graded as GCSE Foundation 5-1 | Higher 9-4
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Pupils complete an exam in each of the 4 skill areas:

Foundation : Listening (35 mins), Reading (45 mins) , Speaking (7-9 mins)  and Writing (45 mins). 

Higher  : Listening (55 mins), Reading (60 mins) , Speaking (10-12 mins)  and Writing (60 mins). 

The speaking exam is recorded and pupils do this exam with their class teacher.

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