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New Arabic GCSE versus Old GCSE Arabic

New Arabic GCSE vs the Old Arabic GCSE.

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The old 2012 specification has been merged with the new specification. The new 2017 specification gives clarity to the themes and separates them up over five themes rather than being grouped into just two themes.

A new addition to GCSE Arabic is the global dimension, which talks about the environment and world peace. This topic is also part of the general topics required at A’ level.

Pearson or Pearson-Edexcel (previously Edexcel) is still the only exam board offering Arabic at GCSE or A’ level.

The new Arabic GCSE now has short translations to and from Arabic.

The papers are now split into foundation tier and higher tier. A 5 is the highest that can be achieved at the foundation tier. The foundation tier is shorter in time.

In the old specification you could use a dictionary for the writing paper but not in the new specification.

Key features and skills in the new specification include:

  • use of authentic literary texts.
  • spontaneous speaking.
  • cultural knowledge.
  • translation.

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Are You Ready For GCSE Arabic?

Are You Ready For GCSE Arabic?

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Many of you may know that GCSE Arabic has changed. For new parents and students who intend on taking a GCSE in Arabic it is important that you speak to someone before entering your child to take the exam at their school or centre.

Too many a time have we come across students that come to us already registered for an exam that they have not taken a proper course or enough lessons in yet. Parents need to make sure that their child, for whom they wish to succeed in the exam, speaks to someone in the first instance. It is not enough that a teacher at school says to an Arab student ‘we are entering you for a GCSE because you speak Arabic’…what does someone who knows nothing about Arabic know about the different types of Arabic? What about the fact that a lot of Arab students may be able to speak colloquial Arabic at home but may not be able to speak, read or write the modern standard form of the language.

Even worse than this is that there are some who consider Quranic Arabic the same as GCSE or KS3 Arabic. Quranic Arabic is a beautiful language, in fact, the best form of Arabic that exists. And there are similarities in the use of the same letters and a few similar words and grammar but that’s it. Modern Standard Arabic does not require Tajweed, vowels, classical words etc.

Then there are cases where some parents may need to work abroad in an Arabic speaking country and their children go with them. A few things to note with situations like these is that just being in an Arabic speaking country, or any country where you do not know the language, will not automatically make you speak a language. There are known cases of people who went abroad to study or just to travel for work but end up using their own mother tongue the majority of the time, for one reason or another. Four years in an Arab country does not mean much by itself. There are others who can study with a tutor, one-to-one, for a few months or go abroad for a few months and be much more productive.

Parents, please listen to the suggestions of those in the know (the Arabic know).

Kind reagrds

Arabic Daily Online Team.

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  1. GCSE Arabic Daily recommends that once you know you are doing the exam and have been registered for the exam at your school or centre then you should find out when the exam dates are for each unit. Prepare for each unit according to which comes first. So this would be 1-speaking, 2-listening, 3-reading and 4-writing. Course Code 1AA0 Foundation(/f) or Higher (/h).
  2. The new gcse speaking unit was first introduced for the 2019 exam series. It consists of two tiers, foundation tier (2f) and higher tier (2h).  Each tier comes with its own sequencing grid. The sequencing grid is important as it shows you the order of the themes, the cards that you should be suing and the order for multiple candidates. The GCSE speaking unit is the first unit to be attempted and you should be well prepared. gcse arabic daily
  3. Do make sure to sign and date all forms that are relevant to the teacher/examiner as well as the student/candidate. Read the administrative support guide for further details. The two main forms are forms CN2 and CS2 but you will also need to look at the checklist for the speaking assessment on how to conduct the exam.
  4. Make sure that when you are speaking during the exam that you can see a clock to gauge how long you are speaking for. Each of the three tasks has separate, minimum timings that should not be less than or more than those times.
  5. Talk to your language department ar school, your exam centre, your Arabic tutors and your parents to coordinate dates and make sure that each step of the process has been covered and that you are ready.
  6. You can get further GCSE Arabic tips from our online GCSE Arabic tutor/examiner but do contact us first to arrange a lesson. We run right through the summer holidays and have reduced rates during the summer for new clients.
  7. There are many tutors on various tutor websites offering Arabic lessons and these lessons can help you boost your Arabic but do not think that all Arabic teachers can guide you through the new GCSE Arabic exam. We have first-hand experience of the old GCSE Arabic specification as well as the new one.
  8. Many are still confused as to whether they can get a GCSE in Arabic now that things have changed and are wondering what their chances are. We recommend an online assessment before any lessons and before committing yourself to something that someone else wants you to do.
  9. We say this all the time but if all the Arabic that you know is the Quran and some alphabets then this by itself is not sufficient preparation.
  10. Not everyone is good with Arabic pronunciation so the more you practise the basics, the alphabets, the better for you in the long run. If your accent is too stiff or your tongue is inflexible then you might need to stay with the basics a little bit longer.

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New GCSE Arabic Daily 9-1 Summer Discounted Classes

New GCSE Arabic Daily 9-1 Summer Discounted and Reduced Classes

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GCSE Arabic Speaking Assessment | Unit 2

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Unit code 1AA0/2F

Foundation Tier Task order and times:

Task 1. Role Play Card – time 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds.

Task 2. Picture-based Card – time 2 minutes and 30 seconds to 3 minutes.

Task 3. Conversation – time 3 minutes and 30 seconds to 4 minutes and 30 seconds split evenly, for example 2 minutes each conversation.

Total 7-9 minutes + 12 minutes preparation time prior to task 1.

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Unit code 1AA0/2H

Higher Tier Task order and times:

Task 1. Role Play Card – time 2 minutes to 2 minutes and 30 seconds.

Task 2. Picture-based Card – time 3 minutes to 3 minutes and 30 seconds.

Task 3. Conversation – time 5 minutes to 6 minutes split evenly, for example 3 minutes each conversation.

Total 10-12 minutes + 12 minutes preparation time prior to task 1.

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There are some 5 questions per card.

Task 1, 5 questions and Task 2, 5 questions. There are no cards for Task 3 as it comprises of two conversations.

Where the candidate sees a ? mark then they will need to ask a question.

Where the candidate sees an ! they will be asked a question they have not prepared for.

The speaking assessment is centred around the theme that is first chosen by the candidate. So whichever of the 5 themes they choose to speak about in conversation 1 of 2, for Task 3, then the sequencing grid will select the remaining themes over the remaining tasks.

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The Old GCSE Arabic Specification (no longer available).

The Old GCSE Arabic Specification (unavailable).

Lessons in: GCSE Arabic (MSA).

2009 Unit Codes:

Unit 1. (5AR01) Listening and Understanding in Arabic.

Unit 2. (5AR02) Speaking in Arabic, (This is usually the first paper to be taken).

Unit 3. (5AR03) Reading and Understanding in Arabic.

Unit 4. (5AR04) Writing in Arabic. (Usually the last paper).

The Two Themes (2009):

1) Media, travel and culture.
2) Sport, leisure and work.

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2019-2020 GCSE Arabic Tuition for beginners

2019-2020 onwards.
For March-June exams.
New GCSE Arabic 9-1 tuition.
Pre-exam preparation sessions
Long term lessons for beginners. 
Need help with the Arabic speaking paper?
We have GCSE lessons starting from £15.00.
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Your Arabic Friend GCSE Arabic Book

Your Arabic Friend

Your Arabic Friend.

Your Arabic Friend

 

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New GCSE Arabic 9-1 Exam 2017-2020 What’s New?

New GCSE Arabic 9-1 Exam 2017-2020-What’s changed? | How to Arabic

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The New Grading

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New GCSE Arabic – These changes will apply to all awarding organisations’ specifications: new gcse arabic, 9-1 arabic gcse, new arabic gcse.

Visit this page for more information on the new GCSE Arabic.

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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GCSE Arabic Past Papers 2015, 2016, 2017. Listening, Reading, Writing.

GCSE Arabic Past Papers 2015, 2016, 2017. Listening, Reading, Writing.

 

These papers are available to our students. We prepare students for GCSE Arabic with 45 and 60-minute lessons. These GCSE Arabic past papers have been gone over so many times with a lot of our students and we have certain techniques on how to master these papers.

We also can provide an examiner who will attend the school that your child attends to take the exam with them. Examiners can attend schools within London or just outside of the M25.

We have also attended schools to teach Arabic and prepare candidates for the speaking exam or other areas of Arabic language learning. Alternatively, we mark papers and return them to you with a few days. This will also give you a rough idea of how students will do in advance of the actual exam.

April is usually a very busy month and we get emails from a lot of schools for dates in April, so do contact us early to avoid disappointment. We only have so much manpower and a limited time frame.

 

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. GCSE ARABIC GCSE ARABIC  GCSE DKKKKKKKKKKK

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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

MORE CHANGES EXPLAINED IN OUR VIDEO

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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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Speaking Paper Outline

Speaking-Guide-Bookpdf Unit 2 GCSE Arabic

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GCSE Arabic Examiner for Hire

External Examiner Hire for GCSE Arabic

GCSE Arabic Examiner

If you would like the GCSE Arabic Examiner service at your school or centre please see the following. Do let us know: 1. What year do you intend to sit the exam? 2. How many students do you have sitting the exam? 3. Have you/they prepared the theme and topics for conversation? 4. What is the location of your school or centre?   The exam window for the speaking paper is usually between mid-March through to mid-May. The earlier you contact us the more likely it is that we will be able to help.

GCSE Arabic Examiner for hire. Visiting Schools in and around London and the UK. Although based in London we serve a very large area of the UK and often travel outside of London. If you know of any local schools requiring a GCSE Arabic examiner please share our contact details. We also:

  • Mark Mock Papers
  • Offer Preparation Lessons Prior to Exam Online
  • Teach GCSE Arabic Online via Skype during School hours, after school and outside of School at home.
  • Mostly we visit schools between mid-March and mid-April for the Edexcel Arabic speaking paper.
  • Run Pre-GCSE Courses
  • We can tell you how ready your student is and their predicted grade.

Visiting Teacher Hire for GCSE Arabic

We also offer a visiting teacher service for the preparation towards the GCSE Arabic exams. Whether it be a one-off session or weekly sessions, we can visit your school to prepare students for the individual papers that make up the Arabic GCSE exam. We do early mornings, after-school or other suitable time. GCSE Arabic Examiner

 

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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

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GCSE Arabic Lessons Edexcel Specification | GCSE Arabic Examiner

GCSE Arabic Lessons Edexcel Specification | GCSE Arabic Examiner

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GCSE Arabic Grade Boundaries 2015

GCSE Arabic grade boundaries 2015
GCSE Arabic grade boundaries 2015

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Edexcel GCSE Arabic Results

Results Day

Thursday 20th August 2015

Good luck this week with your GCSE Arabic results!

GCSE Arabic Results

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Bite Size Arabic GCSE

BITE SIZE ARABIC LESSONS

Mini Arabic lessons that prepare you for GCSE Arabic.

Key vocabulary lessons and essential lists that every learner of Arabic needs.

Basic KS3 exercises to strengthen your Arabic skills.

Regular contact with a tutor online, mobile and email availability.

Study at your own pace without the distractions of large class sizes.

Focused lesson structure, targets and tests.

Arabic bite size is just the right size for beginners.

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KS3 – GCSE Arabic Tuition and Lessons.

Study GCSE Arabic or Pre-GCSE Arabic.

The GCSE Arabic course is ideally suited to students with 100-150 hours of previous Arabic study. If you have previous knowledge of Arabic, whether Quranic or general contact with the language, you may be prepared enough to continue Arabic at GCSE level. This level may not suit some beginners. This course when studied in UK schools would usually take 2 years, studying approximately two to three hours a week. Unlike European languages, Arabic uses letters and sounds not found in these languages, as well as a writing system that operates right to left.

If you are not ready for GCSE start with the pre-GCSE level of study.

Study online or start an Arabic club at home.

Unit Codes:

Unit 1. (5AR01) Listening and Understanding in Arabic.
Unit 2. (5AR02) Speaking in Arabic, (This is usually the first paper to be taken).
Unit 3. (5AR03) Reading and Understanding in Arabic.
Unit 4. (5AR04) Writing in Arabic. (Usually the last paper).

The Two Themes:
1) Media, travel and culture.
2) Sport, leisure and work.

Tips for learning Arabic

  • Vocab lists are ok but slow, learning phrases and sentences is much better.
  • Listen to audios of Arabic speakers in the target area that you wish to learn. So if you want to learn Modern Arabic listen to the news or documentaries. If you want to learn Classical Arabic listen to the Quran and Tafseer talks. 
  • Every now and again practice your spoken Arabic with the little you know, until you get regular conversation and used to talking.
  • Use all the language skills not just reading.
  • You do not have to study complex concepts all the time mix it up sometimes by being exposed to a variety of simpler material, in Fusha Arabic.
  • Learning a little daily is better than cramming at the last minute.
  • Revise, review, repeat. Whenever possible try to go back over the material you might have already covered no matter how long ago or however recent.
  • If you’re having group lessons the smaller the group the better the results. Likewise the larger the group the more distraction or potential for time to be wasted. Try to learn with people who are motivated and consistent.
  • Self-study may not work for most people but if you have a 1 to 1 with a tutor this may assist you better than going it alone or being amongst groups.
  • There is no big secret to learning it is all about being consistent. If you accept that there will be challenges and that some concepts may take time to understand you are more likely to last longer on your learning path. If you have good reasons for learning Arabic you will have more enjoyable moments.

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