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Arabic

The Edexcel GCSE in Arabic is the qualification pupils will be aiming for, and it consists of four units based on the following skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Unit 1: Listening and Understanding in Arabic

  •  Externally assessed
  •  23% of  the total GCSE

Overview of content

  •  This unit draws on vocabulary and structures from across the four specified common topic areas: Out and about, customer service and transactions, personal information, future plans and work.
  •  Pupils will be tested on their ability to understand spoken Arabic.

Unit 2: Speaking in Arabic

  • Externally assessed
  • 27% of the total GCSE

Overview of content

  • The focus of the speaking unit will relate to the following themes: media, travel and culture or sport, leisure and work.
  • Pupils will learn how to demonstrate an ability to use the language for different purposes and in different settings.

Unit 3: Reading and Understanding in Arabic

  •  Externally assessed
  •  23% of the total GCSE

Overview of content

  • This unit draws on vocabulary and structures from across the four specified common topic areas and consists of a number of short texts, notices or short news reports in Arabic which includes a range of settings and styles both formal and informal. For example text messages, advertisements and emails.
  • Pupils will be tested on their ability to understand written Arabic.

Unit 4: Writing in Arabic

  • Externally assessed
  • 27% of the total GCSE

Overview of content

  • Pupils will learn how to write in response to a choice of questions that relate to the prescribed themes of this specification: media, travel and culture or sport, leisure and work.
  • Pupils are encouraged to write for effective communication and knowledge and application of language as well as accuracy.


Staff
Mrs. H. Badawy
 
To find out more about how Arabic is integrated into the national curriculum please visit:

http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/teachingandlearning/curriculum/secondary

Resources for learning Arabic: 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/arabic

http://arabic.desert-sky.net

http://arabic.speak7.com/arabic_vocabulary_a_b.

Gateway to Arabic series by Hamza Alawiye

Mastering Arabic series by Jane Wightwick and Mahmood Ghaffar

And search Google for much more!!