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New GCSE Arabic Changes – Edexcel

New GCSE Arabic Changes

New GCSE Arabic changes

Watch this video on how to navigate round the Pearson Edexcel website new GCSE Arabic.

These changes will apply to all awarding organisations’ specifications:

Assessment changes
  • 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).

Content changes

  • 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

Source: Pearson/Edexcel

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New GCSE Arabic Changes

New GCSE Arabic Changes

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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FAO – School Staff – GCSE Arabic Speaking Paper

FAO – School Staff – GCSE Arabic Speaking Paper

Re: Visiting Examiner for GCSE Arabic Speaking Test

Audio Recording Equipment 

The Examiner is familiar with various recording devices and software but may need the support of the school’s technician or a teacher in cases where the device is not familiar to the Examiner. Please note that the Examiner does not provide recording devices, CDs or storage keys.

Mark Record Sheet

A copy of the Mark Record Sheet is usually provided by Edexcel to the School and can be found within the Administrative Support Guide, via Edexcels website. The Examiner will usually have a spare copy of the Mark Record Sheet.

The Speaking Test

The GCSE Arabic Speaking Test is a one-to-one interaction between the Examiner and the Candidate. The overall time, per candidate, should not last more than 20-30 minutes. This time includes any preparation and settling in by the candidate, the test itself and making sure the test has been recorded.

Delays

Occasionally there maybe some delays due to Candidate going missing, issues with the recording device etc. In such instances an allowance of 15 minutes will be made to the original 30 minute maximum time, totalling 45 minutes altogether.

Invoice & Fees

  • A fee is chargeable for any delays beyond the 45 minute maximum period.
  • To minimise any delays, regarding payment, please provide an email for the Finance Officer. Alternatively a copy of the invoice will normally be emailed to the school.
  • The base fee includes travel expenses but for longer distances and parking charges these will often be listed separately. The base fee is stated in the initial correspondence. We hope that the above information helps to clarify our position and any matters which may have been unclear. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any further clarification. Thank you for your co-operation in advance. Kind Regards

    Arabic Daily Support

PDF FAO – School Staff – GCSE Arabic

 

GCSE Arabic Lessons Edexcel Specification | GCSE Arabic Examiner

GCSE Arabic Lessons Edexcel Specification | GCSE Arabic Examiner

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Arabic Summer Deals Now On

Arabic Summer Deals

It’s that time of year again.

Between late July and the end of August, we will be offering one-off Arabic and Quranic Arabic tuition deals. This is set to be a yearly occurrence so if you miss out this year book an early slot for the following year.ARABIC SUMMER

What does this deal mean for you?

  • An opportunity to experience private tuition at a reduced rate!
  • Early mornings and daytime availability!
  • Focus on any number of basic Arabic skills such as reading, writing, grammar and Tajweed!

This offer does not include conversational or GCSE Arabic lessons.

The free assessment does not apply to deals/offers or PAYG.

The expiry date is on the 31st August.

Please quote this code to qualify for deal: SDJULY15

See rates page for details or contact us.

This deal is subject to change so please confirm with an admin about the current status of deals on offer.

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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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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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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There is currently a waiting list for evening slots online as well as home tuition.

To secure a future slot please register your interest via the contact details on this site.

Provide as much information about your learning requirements/background as possible.

Evening slots are 45 or 60 minutes long.

Payment is via standing order or monthly in advance.

Monday to Thursday are the main days.

Book a Friday-Sunday lesson if you prefer to PAYG (Pay as You Go)

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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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