Welcome
Willkommen
Bienvenue
Croeso
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French at St
Richard Gwyn
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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.
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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?
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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!
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