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GCSE Arabic Exam Timetable

GCSE ARABIC EXAM TIMETABLE

General Certificate of Secondary Education

May–June Summer 2015 Examination Timetable for Arabic.

 

– Summer 2015 Edexcel Arabic Unit 2:

Speaking In Arabic 5AR02 (0h 10mins) between 7th March-15th May 2015

 

– Summer 2015 Edexcel Arabic Unit 1:

Listening & Understanding In Arabic 5AR01 (0h 45mins) 15 June 2015 Monday pm

 

– Summer 2015 [Provisional] Edexcel Arabic Unit 3:

Reading & Understanding In Arabic 5AR03 (0h 55mins) 15 June 2015 Monday pm

 

– Summer 2015 Edexcel Arabic Unit 4:

Writing In Arabic 5AR04 (1hour 00m) 17 June 2015 Wednesday pm

Mualim Haroon

Some reasons to learn Arabic

Arabic is the fourth/fifth most spoken language in the world. There are many countries that speak Arabic as a first language. One of the first things that a person does when he or she becomes a Muslim is to learn some basic Arabic words and chapters of the Quran. Arabic is also the language of many Christians in the Middle East who are very proud of their language.

Why would anyone learn Arabic?

  1. It is a scientific language.
  2. It is a spiritual language.
  3. It is one of the top languages to learn in political and economic circles.
  4. Its letters are clear, unlike many other languages where various letters can have different sounds and pronunciations.
  5. It is a language whose learners increase every time someone becomes Muslim…and we all know how many people are becoming Muslims, despite the negative media stereotypes and shocking stories.
  6. It is a language not just of Arabs or for Arabs, as the Arabic language has been made international…it is now open for anyone to learn.
  7. There are obviously many jobs a person can get if they can speak Arabic such as within Journalism, travel companies, NGO’s, charitable organisations and aid agencies, translation and interpretation, teaching, spy agencies and secret services, financial institutes working and meeting with those rich Arabs etc etc etc.
  8. For social reasons…maybe you have a Muslim friend or know someone who is Arab or speaks Arabic.
  9. It is a language that has been around for some 2000 years. It has classical, modern and colloquial versions of it.
  10. And last but not least it is the language of one of the most popular and widely read books ever. The language of a book that is controversial but attracts so many people of all backgrounds and cultures. It is the language of the Holy Quran.

 

There are many Arabic words used in other languages like English, you may even speak words of Arabic origin without even realising.

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Sample Reading Material

Edexcel Sample Reading Material for Arabic GCSE.

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Source: Edexcel.com / qualifications.pearson.comarabic daily basics

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Tweet in touch 2015

Keep in touch via twitter feeds to know what is happening during this busy exam period.ARABIC TWITTER

https://twitter.com/arabic_daily

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Homework Tips

Re: Homework

Dear all,

This is a reminder regarding homework, in the form of tips and advice.

1. If you are not given homework during or after completion of a lesson then do remember you can help yourself by doing default homework. This means that the default homework could be something as simple as copying out a text from the textbook that you are using during your lesson. Or it could be re-reading over the lesson that you have already done to re-cap on vocabulary or making sure you have understood all the concepts and terminology that you have been introduced to.

 2. If you try to avoid doing homework this will only be recorded against you. It is to your advantage and benefit to do something rather than avoid doing anything or as little as possible. Remember the lesson is not for the tutor as much as it is for you to gain Arabic knowledge.

3. Do remember to return all homework on time. This means not sending it on the day of your lesson and especially not half an hour before the lesson is due to start. If you do this your tutor may not go over your homework on that day and it may be marked as no homework due to its non-arrival on the day it should have been sent. Please note that your tutor does have other work to mark and sending homework late does not leave the tutor with enough time to check it properly.

4. Before sending in homework please check that it is legible. Often pictures are taken of homework but they are blurry.

5. The more you try to do by yourself, at home and in your spare time, the more you will become used to doing it. It is never as bad as you might think and even though you may have other things you could be doing remember your parents are investing in you and want you to do well. Your tutor is also on your side, don’t think that because the tutor gives you homework that they are trying to get in the way of your leisure time.

 

 

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Arabic GCSE Speaking

2015 GCSE Arabic speaking/oral paper examination window:

7th March to 15th May 2015.

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