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- The Year 8 Options
- GCSE Spanish-French-Madarin
Here are our top 5 reasons why languages are great:
- English is not enough! Not everyone speaks English.
- A language will always be useful, no matter what you do.
- Languages mean business - being able to speak a language will make you really stand out.
- They’re good for you! Speaking more than one language increases your brain capacity, improves your memory and you'll be at less risk of developing Alzheimer’s.
- Using a language at work could raise your salary from 8-20%.
Course requirements: The content that will be studied will cover the following broad contexts:
Personal and Social Life, The Local Community, The World of Work, The Wider World
You will be assessed on four linguistic skills.
- Unit 1: Listening exam at the end of year 11: 20%
- Unit 2: Two pieces of controlled assessment speaking (“Structured conversation “and “Presentation and discussion”) : 30%
- Unit 3: Reading exam at the of year 11 : 20%
- Unit 4: 2 pieces of Controlled assessment writing : 50%
Future pathways –
Studying a language opens up a whole world of opportunities to you. While careers in interpretation and translation might immediately spring to mind, languages will improve your prospects in a whole range of careers such as working for the Home Civil Service, Diplomatic service, Marketing and selling, travelling, teaching or a foreign affairs journalist.
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