AS Level Italian Language · Edexcel (Pearson) (legacy)

Dates Available

Week 1: Monday 26 - Friday 30 March
Week 2: Monday 2 - Friday 6 April
Week 3: Monday 9 - Friday 13 April

Edexcel (Pearson) 8IN01

Length of Course
20 hours

9am to 1pm daily

One hour each day will be devoted to the various aspects of Italian grammar which cause the most difficulty. These will include: place and agreement of adjectives; pronouns; prepositions; verb tenses; use of indicative and subjunctive; students will be set exercises to prepare, paragraphs to write and sentences to translate so as to practise what they have studied and will be tested each day on the previous day’s work. The remaining hours will be spent on board-specific exam preparation as follows:

Unit 1 - 6INO1 · Spoken Expression and Response in Italian

General conversation on relevant contemporary issues related to topics listed below, in order to develop exam techniques and specific vocabulary for Sections A and B responses.

Unit 2 - 6INO2 · Understanding and Written Response in Italian

Tasks to test comprehension of authentic recorded material designed to elicit non-verbal and verbal responses in Italian and English.

Reading comprehension will be tested using authentic texts and a variety of exercises will develop this skill. These will include box-ticking, true or false exercises, gap filling and questions in both Italian and English.

Tasks will be structured to test the students’ ability to communicate accurately in Italian using correct grammar and syntax.

Exam practice

Stimulus materials used during the course will be taken from a range of sources and will relate to the four compulsory topics at this level, all of which are suggested by the examining board:

Youth culture and concerns
Music and fashion, technology, relationships, drink, drugs and sex.

Lifestyle: health and fitness
Sport and exercise, food and diet, health issues (eg. smoking, skin cancer, health services.)

The world around us
Travel, tourism, environmental issues and the Italian-speaking world.

Education and employment
Education, education policy and student issues, the world of work.