Edexcel GCSE Italian (2017)

Here, you'll find everything you need to prepare for GCSE Italian from 2017 (first assessment from 2019) including the accredited specification and sample assessment materials.

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Specification

Specification

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Italian specification
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Qualification type:
General Certificate of Secondary Education
Level:
Level 1/2
Accreditation status:
Accredited
Subject:
Italian
Specification codes:
1IN0
Availability:
UK and international
First teaching:
2017
First assessment:
2019
What's changing

GCSE languages 2017: What's changing

These changes will apply to all awarding organisations’ specifications:

  • The new 9-1 grading system will replace A*-G, and there will no longer be any controlled assessment. All papers will be set and marked by the awarding organisation.
  • Papers will be tiered, with 25% assessment weightings per skill (listening, speaking, reading, writing).
  • Compulsory topics will be linked to identity and culture; local, national, international and global areas of interest; and current and future study and employment.
  • Papers will include:
    • short translations from and into the target language
    • some target-language questions in the reading and listening papers*
    • authentic stimuli in the reading paper, including literary texts

* Languages using logographic systems such as Mandarin Chinese and Japanese must set all questions and task instructions in English, as the sole use of hanzi or kanji is deemed too challenging for this level.

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

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This generic online event is designed for teachers teaching the new Pearson Edexcel GCSE 9-1 languages in Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Urdu (first teaching 2017) with a particular focus on the speaking element.

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If you don’t have a Pearson Edexcel Online account, you can book by emailing us at trainingbookings@pearson.com

 

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