Benvenuti alla lingua del amore!
Italian is a beautiful language which is growing in popularity and, as the world gets progressively smaller, there has never been a better time to get into languages. Italian GCSE is a subject you can start from scratch, so if you regret giving up languages at school, or if you started one and stopped before GCSE, why not take up Italian? This GCSE is a fast-paced course – you will reach GCSE level in one year, so you must be keen and work hard and never miss a lesson!
If you take Italian GCSE in your first year of College and achieve a grade A or B you can progress to the AS level in your 2nd year. Varndean College also offers a Fast Track A level in one year course for native or near native speakers.
There will be a trip to Italy to practice your language skills. Each week you will use the multimedia language laboratory.
In Italian you don’t always need the words to express yourself: gestures speak volumes.
The topics have a real world focus and are practical and relevant for travel and work using Italian
GCSE: As for all advanced courses, or evidence of prior success in learning another foreign language;
AS: grade B in GCSE Italian Assessment: GCSE & AS: 100% exam
WHERE DOES THIS LEAD
To AS and towards fluency in the language, further study of the language at degree level or as part of a degree, and towards far greater opportunities for employment in the future. Other modern languages can be studied at degree level if you prove your competence in any language at Advanced level.