International Advanced Level Greek (2016)

Supporting success in Greek

Our Edexcel International Advanced Level in Greek specification and support materials have been developed with the help of teachers, universities and subject expert groups.

The specification is designed to inspire students, with up-to-date and relevant content, containing a range of engaging stimulus materials. It tests Greek language competence through realistic and contextualised tasks based on authentic texts.

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International Advanced Level Greek (2016) Specification
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Qualification type:
International Advanced Level
Level:
Level 3
Subject:
Greek
Specification codes:
XGK01,
YGK01
Availability:
International only
First teaching:
2016
First assessment:
2017

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Why choose this specification?

Designed for the global learner, this qualification includes specific international content, making it highly relevant to students across the world.

Created in consultation with world-leading Higher Education Institutions, this new qualification provides students with access to local and international universities. 

Our approach caters for a range of student interests with support for those who want to continue to study languages at a higher level and those who see languages as a skill to enhance career or travel prospects.

This qualification is 100% externally assessed and has a modular structure, with exams in January and June.

Resources and training programmes will be available to support you to deliver this new qualification with confidence from September 2016 onwards.

This qualification is modular and comprises of two units. Unit 1 (IAS) (may be awarded as a discrete qualification or contribute up to 50 per cent of the total International Advanced Level marks) and Unit 2 (IA2). Examination in this qualification is 100% external. Reading and writing skills are tested through two examination papers.

Achievement in IAL Greek is benchmarked against the advanced level General Certificate of Education (GCE) and the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) at level B2.

IAL Greek Unit overview

External assessment January/June

 

Unit 1: Understanding and Written Response

Reading, Grammar, Essay
General topic areas:

  • Youth culture and concerns
  • Lifestyle, health and fitness
  • Environment and travel
  • Education and employment.

100% of IAS; 80 marks; 2h 30m

  • First assessment June 2017
  • First AS award June 2017

Unit 2: Writing and Research

Translation, Creative/Discursive essay, Research-based essay

General topic areas:

  • Youth culture and concerns
  • Lifestyle, health and fitness
  • Environment and travel
  • Education and employment
  • Technology in the Arabic-speaking world
  • Society in the Arabic-speaking world
  • Ethics in the Arabic-speaking world.

100% of IA2; 80 marks; 3h

  • First assessment June 2018
  • First IAL award June 2018

This specification is available for teaching in international centres only, and is assessed through a written exam instead of coursework.

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