GCSE Arabic – Edexcel exam board

Subject Information

You will study a range of Arabic texts and will develop your skills in reading, writing and speaking the language. Arabic is the language of the Qur’an and a very useful language. Everybody, regardless of their age, has at one time or another thought about learning Arabic. Acquiring the Arabic language will allow you to explore different Arab cultures and it will also broaden your knowledge of the world and people around you. Also, when travelling abroad to the Middle East, this language will help your holiday become just that little bit extra special. During this course, you will develop the four language skills, reading, writing, listening and speaking to enhance your understanding of the Arabic language.

The course will cover many core topics ranging from basic weather, shopping and conversation to more complex topics such as media, letter writing and grammar.

Why study Arabic?

Studying Arabic at GCSE level meets both the educational and Islamic values of the school. It is the language of the Qur’an and our beloved Prophet S.A.W. If you decide to study Arabic after Year 11 then some colleges will offer the AS and A2 Arabic courses. This will add an extra dimension to your personal skill’s profile which will impress anyone who reads your CV. You will be in a stronger position to get a job in a company with international links, and you will improve your employability if you would like to work abroad.