GCSE Arabic (Edexcel)

Modern foreign languages are increasingly important for today’s young people. As an integral part of the English Baccalaureate, a GCSE in Arabic will equip you with skills that    could support you in countless careers. Arabic is the fifth most spoken language in the world with over 300 million speakers. Studying an additional language will also help you to compete for a place at the best universities.

The aim of the course is to develop competence in oral and written communication, to become confident in dealing with a range of authentic listening and reading material, to gain a sound working knowledge of basic grammatical structures and to understand Arabic in a variety of contexts. You will also gain an insight into the cultures of Arabic speaking countries.



Unit 1: Listening & Understanding in Arabic (aural exam – 23%)

You will learn to understand spoken Arabic, including both formal and informal styles in a variety of real life settings.

Unit 2: Speaking in Arabic (oral exam – 27%)

You will learn to speak Arabic fluently and accurately for a variety of purposes across a range of settings, both formal and informal.

Unit 3: Reading & Understanding in Arabic (written exam – 23%)

You will learn to read Arabic through studying a range of texts such as books, newspaper reports, advertisements, websites and emails, covering both formal and informal styles.

Unit 4: Writing in Arabic (written exam – 27%)

You will learn to write Arabic accurately and to communicate effectively, including developing the ability to produce more extended pieces of writing. You will study one of two prescribed topics: Media, Travel & Culture or Sport, Leisure & Work.