Bengali - GCSE

GCSE

In Birmingham

Price on request

Description

  • Typology

    GCSE

  • Location

    Birmingham

  • Duration

    1 Year

Description

This is basically a one year course. On successful completion, the AQA GCSE certificate will be awarded. Those who have little or no knowledge of the subject may study the subject for Pre-G.C.S.E. certificate which involves spoken and listening skills only.

Important information

Government funding available

Facilities

Location

Starts

Birmingham (West Midlands)
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1 Belgrave Road, Highgate, B12 9FF

Starts

On request

To take into account

The teaching is normally carried out in Bengali. However, a bilingual approach is used for those students who are born and brought up in English surroundings, and who have little or no knowledge of the language concerned. New vocabulary and structure of the language at various levels are introduced through prepared dialogues, various language games, reading and writing stories and letters....

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Course programme



Bengali - GCSE

What are the main features of this course?
This is basically a one year course. On successful completion, the AQA GCSE certificate will be awarded. Those who have little or no knowledge of the subject may study the subject for Pre-G.C.S.E. certificate which involves spoken and listening skills only. The aims and objectives of the course are:- to develop ability in the language effectively for purposes of practical communication both within Britain and in other countries; to form a sound basis of language skills for further use of the language in study, work or leisure; to offer insight, and appreciation of, the cultures, religions and civilisations of communities and countries concerned; to encourage positive attitudes towards the learning of other languages and towards their speakers and cultures, both in Britain and in other countries.

Hours of Lessons per Week : 3.7
Indicative Group Size : 15

How is the course assessed?
The course is assessed in the 4 skill areas of speaking, reading, writing and listening in a range of defined topic areas, such as family, work, education, holidays and visits. The candidates must answer in Bengali and English (only a small part) for the reading and listening papers only.

Who should study this course?
The teaching is normally carried out in Bengali. However, a bilingual approach is used for those students who are born and brought up in English surroundings, and who have little or no knowledge of the language concerned. New vocabulary and structure of the language at various levels are introduced through prepared dialogues, various language games, reading and writing stories and letters. Nevertheless, it is emphasised that at the initial stages the teacher's task is to exploit the student's existing language skills and to build on them.

Where can I go next?
Over many years the pass-rate has been 100% with a majority of grades A* and A. The student with grade A, B or C can continue with an AS-level Bengali course, in which the pass rate is also 100%.

Exam Board:
AQA

Bengali - GCSE

Price on request