GCSE Italian

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)

Length of Course

20 hours


2pm to 6pm daily

The course offers students the opportunity to revise GCSE topic areas and practise their listening and reading skills in preparation for the two final papers.

A good lexical knowledge is essential in listening and reading tasks. As a consequence,
particular attention is given to the revision of key vocabulary related to the topic areas
listed below.

Grammar rules are also given consideration insofar as understanding the syntax has an
impact on performance in comprehension tasks.

Students are set past papers on a daily basis, so that they practise their listening and
reading skills in exam-style conditions, focusing on the techniques needed to deal with
the specific tasks set at GCSE level.

Common Topic Areas for Listening and Reading papers:

Out and about

  • Tourist information and local amenities
  • Accommodation
  • Transport and directions

Customer service and transactions

  • Cafés and restaurants
  • Shops
  • Dealing with problems

Personal information

  • General interests and leisure activities
  • Family and friends
  • Lifestyle

Future plans, education and work

  • Simple ICT language
  • Simple job advertisements and applications
  • School and college
  • Work experience

If you are taking IGCSE Italian, please contact us and a separate course may be created, subject to demand.