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GCSE in Italian AQA Upper-intermediate - Step 7 (Step 6 or equivalent qual required)

Course Code: C2223
Campus: Millfield
Week Commencing: 10 Sep 18
18/19 Academic Year End Date:
16 Jun 19
Time: 18:00-20:30
Day of Week: Monday
One year GCSE classes will last for 30 or 32 weeks (depending on the centre). The exam board used in the college is CCEA for Irish and AQA for French, German, Italian and Spanish.
AQA exam board. Students will be expected to:

cope with a greater degree of unpredictability;
deal with a widening range of potential problems;
understand and use more accurately a widening range of vocabulary and structures, including some unfamiliar language;
understand issues and opinions;
discuss issues and give opinions;
give full descriptions and accounts.

CCEA exam board. Students will be expected to:
listen and respond to different types of spoken language;
express themselves in speech using a variety of vocabulary, syntax and structures;
readand respond to different types of written language;
express themselves in writing using a range of vocabulary, syntax and structures; and
understand and apply the grammar of the language.

Places remaining: 22

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Career Opportunities / Progression

After completing the GCSE students who have achieved a B or above (to have a realistic chance of being successful) can progress to do AS. Another option is to do Step 6 OCN.

Entry Requirements


Requirements are pre-defined by the College’s admission criteria

Even though there are no prior learning requirements students are recommended to have previous knowledge of the language. It is advisable to have studied the foreign language for atleast two years.

Cost

Tuition Fee

£240.00

Concessionary Fee

£165.00

All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Other Information

AQA
This specification follows a unitised structure.
Unit 1 Listening*
20% of the marks
Foundation Tier – 30 min (+5 min reading time)
Higher Tier – 40 min (+5 min reading time)
A range of question types based on pre-recorded spoken material in the foreign language.



Unit 2 Reading*
20% of the marks
Foundation Tier - 30 min
Higher Tier - 50 min
A range of question types based on written material in the foreign language.

Unit 3 Speaking†
Controlled Assessment (internally assessed)
30% of the marks
Students submit for moderation two tasks.

Unit 4 Writing†
Controlled Assessment (externally assessed)
30% of the marks
Students submit for marking two tasks.

* In listening and reading there are two tiers of assessment:Foundation (C–G) and Higher (A*–D). Students may be entered for either Foundation or Higher in each of these two skills, eg Foundation listening and Higher reading.
† Speaking and writing are un-tiered. Differentiation is by outcome, not by task







CCEA
Unit 1: Speaking (AO2)
Assessment: Controlled assessment. Students prepare and complete two tasks under supervision.
Weighting: 30%
Availability: Every Summer
Unit 2: Writing (AO4)
Assessment: Controlled assessment. Students prepare and complete two tasks under supervision.
Weighting: 30%
Availability: Every Summer
Unit 3: Listening (AO1)
Assessment: One externally assessed written paper
Two tiers of entry:
Foundation (35 minutes); and Higher (45 minutes)
Stimulus material in the foreign language, recorded by native speakers. Responses include selection, gap filling and answering some questions in English..
Weighting: 20%
Availability: Every Summer
Unit 4: One externally assessed written paper
Assessment: Two tiers of entry: Foundation (40 minutes); and Higher (50 minutes)
Stimulus material of various lengths on a range of topics in the foreign language.
Responses include selection, gap filling and short answers in foreign language, and some answers in English.
Weighting: 20%

Availability Every Summer

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Contact Information

Students will need to understand and provide information and opinions about different contexts relating to the student’s own lifestyle and that of other people, including people in countries/ communities where the foreign language is spoken.

There are four contexts and purposes for AQA GCSE: Lifestyle (including Health and Relationships and Choices), Leisure (including Free Time and the Media and Holidays), Home and Environment (including Home and Local Area and Environment); and Work and Education (including School/College and Future Plans and Current and Future Jobs).
There are three contexts and purposes for CCEA GCSE Irish: The individual (including Students’ lives, families, homes and interests, and those of others in Irish speaking communities), Citizenship (including Lifestyles, attitudes and customs in students’ own communities, and in Irish-speaking communities), and Employability (including Education and employment in students’ own communities and in other, Irish speaking communities)