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The aims of the Italian course
This course aims
to develop the students' speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
to a high standard, leading to the examination offered by the Edexcel
This ab-initio course is especially tailored to meet the
needs of students, with intensive tuition and practice leading to the AS
exam at the end of the first year
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This is a one year course in which we study a number
of topics including food, health, family, leisure, current affairs, rights
and responsibilities, education and the world of work.
As this is
an ab-initio course there is strong emphasis on learning vocabulary and
grammar, taught via the prescribed topics.
The Edexcel AS level is
modular and consists of 2 units, the oral unit taken just after Easter and
the other in May/June.
Unit 1 30% 10 minutes Speaking
Unit 2 70%
2 hours 30 minutes Reading - Writing
As with all languages this 50%
is the AS half of the A-level qualification.
A - level Italian
second year of the course builds on the skills acquired at AS level.
Grammar and vocabulary are reinforced and extended via more advanced
topics such as: technology, multiculturalism, environmental issues.
Edexcel A - level is modular and consists of the following units, the oral
unit taken just after Easter and the written paper in June.
Unit 3 35%
11-13 minutes Speaking
Unit 4 65% 2 hours 30 minutes Reading -
Students are linked up
with fellow students in Italy. Regular exchange of e-mails are encouraged
with a view to developing a personal exchange programme.