Windsor High School and Sixth Form, Richmond Street, Halesowen, B63 4BB
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GCSE French, German and Spanish

Course description

Exam Board: Edexcel

The course is broken down into four units which cover the key language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. You will develop and polish these skills and language you have been learning since Year 7, as well as deepen your knowledge of the countries where the language of your choice is spoken.

You will cover topics such as: identity, school, future plans and aspirations, travel and tourism, global and international issues, culture and celebrations.

Assessment

Unit 1: Listening (25% of GCSE)
Unit 2 Speaking (25% of GCSE)
Unit 3 Reading (25% of GCSE)
Unit 4 Writing (25% of GCSE)

Key Skills

You will develop the following key skills:

  • Communication and self confidence
  • Reading and listening
  • Sharing information and discussion
  • Working with others
  • Improving own learning and performance
  • Problem solving

Where can it take me?

Languages lend themselves well to many sectors such as IT, engineering, law, pharmaceutical industry, journalism, customer relations, travel and tourism, hospitality, sales and the car industry.

In an increasing competitive job market, it is clear that foreign language proficiency adds significant value to a candidate’s portfolio of skills, and can give them the real competitive edge when applying for jobs.

Further information

Please contact:
Mrs T Payton (Faculty Director), Miss A Sidiropoulou (Curriculum Leader of French) or Mrs E Newton (Curriculum Leader of Spanish).

Useful Website

www.edexcel.com