Key Stage 4
By choosing to learn Modern Hebrew for GCSE, candidates will expand their knowledge of the language of Israel and that of millions of people in Jewish communities worldwide. Students will be tested on listening, reading, speaking and writing in four separate exams at the end of Y11. They will also develop transferable skills relevant to further studies and future work. The range of topics within the specification aims to inspire students who are interested in Israeli life and culture.
The exam board is AQA.
The topics we cover are divided into three themes.
Theme 1: Identity and culture
Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest
Theme 3: Current and future studies and employment
In KS4 from Year 9 until Year 11, students have 5 lessons in a two-week cycle. We use a variety of teaching methods to help students develop all four languages skills. We encourage them to become independent learners by showing them ways to make vocabulary stick. We assess students regularly by using self-assessment, peer assessment and teacher assessment. The speaking exam is conducted internally and is assessed externally as are the other three exams. The students can sit higher or foundation level according to their abilities. There are two tiers of entry, Foundation and Higher.