Italian

A LEVEL EDEXCEL BOARD

Theme 1: Changes in Italian society

Theme 1 is set in the context of Italy. This theme covers social issues and trends.
 
  • Changes in family structures
  • Education
  • The world of work
Theme 2: Political and artistic culture in Italian-speaking countries
 
Theme 2 is set in the context of any Italian speaking countries and communities. This theme covers artistic culture (through  music and festivals and traditions) and political and artistic culture (through media).
 
  • Music
  • Media
  • Festivals and traditions
Theme 3: Italy: a society in evolution
 
Theme 3 is set in the context of Italy only. This theme covers social issues and trends.
 
  • The positive impact of immigration on Italian society
  • The challenges of immigration and integration in Italy
  • The gap between the North and the South of Italy
Theme 4: From the rise of Fascism to now
 
Theme 4 is set in the context of Italy only. This theme covers political culture.
 
  • The rise of Mussolini
  • Fascism during the Second World War
  • From dictatorship to freedom
Paper 1: Listening, reading and translation
 
In the Listening part of this paper, you will answer multiple choice and comprehension questions in Italian on a variety of recordings. In the Reading section, you will also answer multiple choice and comprehension questions in Italian, based on a variety of passages. You will also translate a passage from Italian into English.
 
Paper 2: Written response to Works, grammar and translation
 
In this paper, you will write about two books or one book and a film that you have studied throughout the year. There will also be a translation passage from English into Italian.
 
Paper 3: Speaking
 
Before this exam you will have 5 minutes to prepare a discussion based on a stimulus card you have been given. You will then discuss the topic of the card with your examiner. Then you will give a presentation on an independent research project you will have conducted and answer further questions on the topic

FURTHER INFORMATION

Miss L Sambo: lsambo1.312@lgflmail.org (HOD)