The GCE in Italian has been developed to inspire all students who have an appreciation of the language, literature, film and culture of the Italian-speaking world. The course of study is motivating and will enable students to develop an advanced level
knowledge and understanding of the Italian language, the culture of Italy and other Italian speaking countries and communities, as well as practical and valuable language and transferable study skills.


Year 1
Changes in Italian society, political and artistic culture in Italian-speaking countries, translation skills, grammar and analysis of the film ‘La vita è bella’
Year 2
Italy: a society in evolution, from the rise of Fascism to now, translation skills, grammar and analysis of
the book ‘Io non ho paura’.


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 from 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.


Miss L Sambo: (HOD)