Edexcel A level Persian (2018)

Here, you'll find everything you need to prepare for Edexcel A level Persian from 2018 (first assessment from 2020) including our specification and sample assessment materials.

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A rich choice of well-known popular and accessible books and films, covering contemporary and classic works which will motivate and engage your students. Themes that provide clear links to fundamental and interesting aspects of the culture of the target language country and communities. 

Our content builds on the understanding developed at GCSE, enabling students to make a smooth transition to the next level of study.

Specification

Specification

Qualification type:
A level
Level:
Level 3
Accreditation status:
Accredited
Subject:
Persian
Specification codes:
9PN0
Availability:
UK and International
First teaching:
2018
First assessment:
2020

A level languages 2018: What's changing

These changes will apply to all awarding organisations’ specifications: 

  • A levels will now be fully linear, with students sitting their exams at the end of the two-year course. There is no longer an AS qualification.

The new Assessment Objective around knowledge and understanding of the target language culture means students will need to demonstrate this in the Writing components.

  • Compulsory themes: social issues and trends, political and/or intellectual and/or artistic culture.
  • Set works (literature and film) at A level assessed through a target language essay.
  • An independent research project assessed in Paper 1.
  • Listening, reading and writing assessed in one question in Paper 3.

These conditions are still in draft and are currently being finalised by Ofqual. 

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