Welcome Willkommen Bienvenue Croeso French at St French at St Richard Gwyn RichardHigh Gwyn Catholic School Catholic High School German at St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School Who needs to speak a foreign language? They all speak English anyway! • 94% of the world’s population does not speak English as their first language. • 75% do not speak English at all. • Over 300 languages are spoken in London alone. • In Europe pupils normally learn 2-3 languages in high school What jobs can I do with a language? What is it worth? £€ • Employees offering one modern foreign language can be paid up to 20% more. The more languages you speak the more employable you are. • Employers want staff who can win business in Europe. €€€€€€€€€€€€ £££££££ €€€€€€€€€€€€ £££££££ Primary School Teachers • From 2012 it is the government’s intention to introduce Modern Foreign Languages into primary schools – it has already happened in England • If you want to be a primary teacher, you could get a job much easier with a language. French and German at S.R.G. • Dedicated, highly experienced staff with consistently 85-100% pass rate – A*-C • Individual study package reflecting your own interests and abilities. It’s all about YOU! • Adaptable programme. Higher and Foundation level offered in all four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. • You pick the skills you are best at for Higher level. What’s in the course? • • • • Personal and Social Life The Local Community The World of Work The Wider World How is it assessed? • 1 Reading and 1 Listening paper (each worth 20% of total mark). • 2 short Speaking exams – around 5 minutes each (30% of total mark). • 2 pieces of Written coursework – between 100 and 300 words each – dictionaries and notes allowed (30% of total mark). Do I get the chance to use my language in France or Germany? • S.R.G. staff are committed to giving all pupils the opportunity of using their languages immersed in the French or German environment. • All pupils have the opportunity to go on the German Exchange or the Senior French Study Trip. German Exchange German Exchange Senior French Study Trip IT’S FUN! • There’s nothing quite like the buzz of chatting to friends in a foreign country, in their language, while sharing with them their friendship, their culture, their literature and their country. • You can only do this if you speak their language!