Taunton's College

      GCSE Italian

      Taunton's College
      In Southampton

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      Typology GCSE
      Location Southampton
      • GCSE
      • Southampton
      Description

      GCSE Italian will take you from zero to a stage where you can use Italian to communicate effectively and confidently in various situations.

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      Government funding available

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      Where and when
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      Southampton
      Hill Lane, SO15 5RL, Hampshire, England
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      Location
      Southampton
      Hill Lane, SO15 5RL, Hampshire, England
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      · Requirements

      You will need: Grade B at GCSE English is desirable. You do not need to have studied Italian before. You need to have a good memory, determination and a real interest in Italian society and culture, because: you will need to memorise words and phrases there is a lot of work to cover in one year.

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      Course programme

      GCSE Italian
      GCSE Italian will take you from zero to a stage where you can use Italian to communicate effectively and confidently in various situations.

      What does the course consist of?
      The course is topic based and covers areas such as personal identification, the family, shopping, booking accommodation and so on. Study methods will include role-plays, group and pair work, listening and short writing tasks. Homework will consist of vocabulary learning, reading and, later, short writing tasks.
      Skill 1: Speaking

      You will be assessed by an examination with the teacher, which is recorded and marked externally

      Skill 2: Listening

      You will be assessed by examination

      Skill 3: Reading

      You will be assessed by examination

      Skill 4: Writing

      You will be assessed by examination

      There are two tiers for each skill: higher and foundation. You will be entered for the tier which is appropriate for you.

      What else do I need to know?
      Rooms in the Modern Languages area are equipped with on-line listening facilities and a wide range of audio and video material. Dictionaries and other resources including magazines are available for you to use. It is a good idea to buy a dictionary for use at home.
      We plan to run a trip or exchange to Italy at least every other year.
      Italian at GCSE combines well with all other subjects. Knowledge of the language could lead to further study at AS level or be useful in a variety of careers, such as marketing, tourism, secretarial work and so on.


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