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  • Mrs Campbell (H.O.D) - French and Irish
  • Mrs Mc Lernon – French
  • Miss O’Hagan - French and Spanish
  • Miss Davison – Irish
  • Mrs Doherty – Irish
  • Mrs Markey - Irish
  • Miss Niamh Mc Gurk (Irish)

 

The Language clubs run after school where pupils have the opportunity to enjoy the language in a less formal setting through music, film and games.

 

 

Curriculum


modernlangAll pupils in junior school study French and Irish until Year 10, when they may then choose to continue with French and /or Irish for GCSE. (see below)

At KS5 , we offer A’Level Irish at present and also an OLA certificate in French and Spanish.

Every year the school employs a French and Irish assistant to help in the preparation of the GCSE and /or A’ Level exam. This is usually a native speaker where possible. The pupils are able to work with the assistants in smaller groups which is very beneficial for them. Irish and French students in the past have visited the Gaeltacht in Donegal and been on various school trips to France.

 

 

French/Irish GCSE

What Will I Learn On This Course?


 Writing  Reading & Listening   Speaking 
  • write clearly and fluently;
  • organise ideas
  • use accurate grammar, spelling and punctuation in the Target Language
  • read and understand a variety of texts from various sources
  • Listen in the Target Language and answer questions based on this
  • present information on a particular subject
  • Communicate clearly and effectively in the Target Language

 

 

How Will I Be Tested?


Pupils will complete 2 written Controlled Assessments worth 30% and 2 speaking Controlled Assessments worth 30% in total. They will also sit 2 examination papers for Listening and Reading at the end of Year 12. (from 2017 this will revert to the linear exam where the 4 skills will be worth 25% each).

 

 

What Qualification Can I Get From This Course?


Pupils can get a GCSE grade A* - G

 

 

Where Can I Find Out About This Course?


Pupils can find out about this course at ccea.org.uk
They should look up the qualification called French or Irish GCSE Revised Specifications

 

 

Careers Advice


A Language is something extra that can be offered to employers and further education courses. It helps with communication skills and helps express your ideas.

 

 

What Do Other Pupils Say About This Course?


"Languages are very useful but you have to be prepared to put some hard work in"

"It's great to visit the Target Language country. The Paris trip was great!"

"I love that i can speak Irish as it's part of my culture and I am proud of this!"

 

 

Scheme of Work

AS Irish Year 13 and A2 Irish Year 14

Time allocation 5 x 1 hour periods weekly

 

Aims:


  1. To further develop the ability of the student to use Irish as an effective means of communication.
  2. To build upon the base of skills acquired by the student at GCSE for further study, work and leisure.
  3. To develop the student's insight into the culture, literature and civilisation of Ireland and its people.
  4. To provide enjoyment and intellectual stimulation through the medium of Irish.
  5. To increase the student's sensitivity towards the nature of language and language learning.

 

The syllabus will be taught broadly through the following aspects of language learning:

(a) speaking - presentation / discussion / conversation
(b) listening comprehension
(c) unprepared translation and prose
(d) reading comprehension
(e) grammar and linguistic structures
(f) literature and culture

 

Contexts for Learning


 AS  A2 

 Relationships:

  • Family Life and Relationships
  • Personal and Interpersonal Relationships.

 Local Global Citizenship

  • Equality
  • Multi-cultural society
  • Democracy and Conflict. 

 Health & Lifestyle

  • Physical Well-being
  • Mental Well-being
  • Interests.

 Environmental Awareness

  • Conservation
  • Energy
  • Climate Change.

 Young People in Society

  • Influences on Young People
  • Education and Career Planning
 

 

 


Homework Policy

 

Frequency


Homework should be given at the end of each class i.e. once on the week where pupils have 1 period of French or Irish and twice on the week where pupils have 2 periods.

 

 

Type


One of these homeworks will generally involve the pupils in some form of written activity e.g. drawing and/or labelling a picture, completing sentences in the Target Language, unscrambling words ,crosswords, answering questions in English on simple texts in the Target Language, preparation of roleplays or oral questions ,completing worksheets.

The other homework will involve learning phrases, vocabulary or roleplays. Both types of homework are of equal importance.

 

 

Practicalities


Homework is to be presented neatly and to be handed in on time. (see dept contract)

Teachers will check homework fortnightly. In line with the school correction policy teachers will make a comment (positive as far as possible), date work and award a mark out of 10 .

It is important to have realistic expectations and to recognise that some pupils may have difficulties in completing homework successfully. After school classes are also available for pupils experiencing difficulty.

 

 

Frequency


Pupils will be given work at the end of each class i.e. five times per fortnight.

 

 

Type


At least two of these will be written homework chosen from Reading Comprehensions, a letter, a postcard, a list, a piece of descriptive writing or a grammar exercise or completing past papers. Pupils may be asked to complete part of their Controlled Assessment task at home . The other homework will involve learning- vocabulary, phrases, verbs ,listening exercises.

 

 

Practicalities


Ideally homework should be checked weekly. Depending on the type of homework, the work may be awarded a grade- A-E (past papers especially). The teacher should go over corrections of written homework with the class group. If it is apparent that some pupils have had particular difficulty with a homework he teacher can arrange to meet the pupil individually. After school classes are also available for pupils experiencing difficulty.

 

 

Frequency


Pupils will be given work at the end of each class i.e. five times per fortnight.

 

 

Type


At least two of these will be written homework chosen from Reading Comprehensions, a letter, a postcard, vocabulary lists, a piece of descriptive writing or a grammar exercise or completing past papers. The other homework will involve learning- vocabulary, phrases, verbs, listening exercises.

 

 

Practicalities


Ideally homework should be checked weekly. Depending on the type of homework, the work may be awarded a grade- A-E (past papers especially). If it is apparent that some pupils have had particular difficulty with a homework he teacher can arrange to meet the pupil individually. After school classes are also available for pupils experiencing difficulty and /or classes with the Language Assistant.

 

 


 

 

 

 

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Trench House
87 Stewartstown Road
Belfast
Co.Antrim
N. Ireland
BT11 9JP

TEL: 02890925670

FAX: 02890925675

E-mail: info@stgenevieves.belfast.ni.sch.uk

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