GCSE Full Course: Foundation and Higher papers in the three skills of listening (20%), reading (20%) and speaking (30%). Writing is covered by controlled assessment (30%).
- French is spoken by over 300 million people as a native or second language and is also the official language in 29 countries over five continents.
- German is mother tongue to more Europeans than any other language and is widely spoken across Central and Eastern Europe.
- The importance of Spanish extends well beyond the Iberian Peninsula. Spanish is the second international language and has over 350 million speakers. It covers most of Central and South America, and a significant minority of United States residents.
Topics are related to real-life issues such as healthy lifestyle, leisure, home and environment, and work and education. GCSE-level content builds upon what you’ve learned in Years 7, 8 and 9 but aims to extend your capacity to understand and communicate in the foreign language.
By expanding your knowledge of grammar structures, you will gain confidence in expressing what you want to say.
A language combines well with: Business Studies, Media Studies, Drama, Psychology, English, Geography, History, ICT, Law and Science.
The ability to communicate is not only an essential skill for travel, but also in the work of work. A foreign language is a “transferable skill” which can be useful in most careers and specifically for: International Business, International Law, Advertising, Marketing, Translator, Diplomat, Tour Guide, Courier, Teacher, Air Steward, Retail, Outdoor Activity Leader Abroad.
Trips abroad, conferences, meeting young people from partner schools who visit Coombe.