Key Stage 4
At KTC, we follow the AQA specification for GCSE French and Spanish. Click here for an overview of what you will be learning and how you are assessed: GCSE Syllabus Overview - Click Here
Why study a language at GCSE? By taking a language at GCSE you’ll have amazing skills and a valuable talent that’s applicable to almost everything you do - so, it's quite a handy subject really. A language GCSE builds on what you’ve already learnt in years 7, 8 and 9 and you probably know more than you think. Language classes are still fun and interactive and you cover things at a slightly quicker pace, but this is good as you'll easily notice the improvements that you make in your foreign language. Plus by taking a language GCSE you don’t just learn the language; you get to find out about other people, countries and cultures so it really is an interesting and varied subject.
Here are our top 10 reasons why languages are great:
- English is not enough! Not everyone speaks or wants to speak English.
- A language will always be useful, no matter what you do.
- In class, you get to study a wide range of topics all about different people and cultures, not just how to speak.
- You can read books, watch films and listen to songs in their native language - and understand them too!
- 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.
- It’s really impressive to be able to speak a foreign language. It's a real achievement that your friends will envy and employers will love!
- You can understand and talk to lots more people when you go abroad.
- Using a language at work could raise your salary from 8-20%.
- Learning languages really improves your communication skills.
- Want to know what you can achieve with a GCSE in a language? http://www.whystudylanguages.ac.uk/
- GCSE French currently uses the Expo for AQA text book (Higher edition): EXPO AQA text book - Click Here
- GCSE Spanish currently uses the Mira for AQA text book (Higher edition): AQA text book - Click Here
Don’t know how to go about revising for your languages tests or exams?
Want to achieve an A* in languages? Click here for some useful tips.