GCSE Italian


Studying Italian can offer you not only an in-depth understanding of the language but also insights into Italy’s rich culture. You will familiarise yourself with different aspects of Italian society and you will develop effective study skills in order to communicate with native Italian speakers. You will use a wide range of vocabulary and structures in various contexts and situations.

Course overview

The course will expand your knowledge on Italy’s language and culture while studying a range of different topics linked to your interest, studying across a variety of different contexts using a communicative approach and structure.

Unit Guide

You will study the following units for GCSE Italian:

  • Media and culture
  • Sport and leisure
  • Travel and tourism
  • Business, work and employment

Assessment

  • Paper 1: Listening and understanding in Italian. You will be assessed on your understanding of standard spoken Italian in a variety of situations using familiar and accessible content.
  • Paper 2: Speaking in Italian. You will be assessed on your ability to communicate and use the Italian language for various purposes and in different situations.
  • Paper 3: Reading and understanding in Italian. You will be assessed on your ability to read and respond to different types of written language.
  • Paper 4: Writing in Italian. You will be assessed on your ability to communicate effectively through writing in varied contexts and situations.

Special Features

A variety of classroom strategies will be used and you will undertake project-based tasks and activities in order to develop language-learning skills and cultural awareness of Italian communities. You will have opportunities to experience language acquisition in a lively and meaningful way working independently or in a group; you will create role plays, drama sketches, power points, film reviews, diaries and many other interesting pieces of work.

Progression

Choosing GCSE Italian will provide you with a smooth progression to study at a higher level, in case you wish to obtain more advanced qualifications such as A Level. You can also choose to study Italian as a degree, combined with another language or subject.

Exam Board:

Edexcel