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Why study GCSE Irish?
Students wanting to study GCSE Irish will have a keen interest in developing their language skills, including both spoken and written Irish and will enjoy learning more about the Irish language, the people that speak it and Irish culture and society.
GCSE Irish Course Requirements
Those wishing to study GCSE Irish should have an interest in learning languages and be prepared to develop their skills in listening, reading, speaking and writing in Irish.
GCSE Irish: Subjects Covered
Students of GCSE Irish will learn about the language, culture and identity of the Irish people. They will study local, national, international and global areas of interest and will look at further study opportunities and career prospects.
Students studying GCSE Irish will develop a good foundation of the grammar and vocabulary of the Irish language and will focus on four main areas of Irish language in the examination assessments. The course will teach and assess students on their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills as follows:
Students will be required to understand and respond to different types of spoken Irish language. They will be examined in a written paper wherein they will be asked to respond to questions using stimulus material in Irish.
Students will be required to communicate effectively in speech in a number of different ways. Students will be given different stimulus questions such as role-play and will be expected to make general conversation in Irish.
Students will be required to understand and respond to different types of written language, with examination papers using stimulus material written in Irish. Students will be required to answer questions in English and Irish and will be required to translate short sentences from English to Irish.
Students will be required to develop skills to communicate confidently and fluently in writing for different purposes. Assessment will include examinations wherein students will be required to convert short phrase and sentence responses and tasks into Irish, in addition to which they will be expected to carry out an extended writing task in Irish.
GCSE Irish: onward progression
Students studying GCSE Irish can continue their studies with further language studies at A level and on to degree level, or may wish to combine their language skills with other disciplines. The course also develops excellent transferable skills, which can be applied to other areas of study.
The GCSE Irish course aims to develop students’ competence in the Irish language but also helps to develop core transferable skills through taking part in lively debate, formulating coherent and persuasive arguments and discussions and learning how to interpret and present information in oral, written and ICT formats.
How can The Profs help?
If you are interested in studying GCSE Irish, but need help and guidance with your studies, why not get in touch with The Profs and see how we can help. Working with a personal tutor who is a native speaker is a great help in improving fluency and they can work with you at the right pace to ensure a steady level of progression and to improve your clarity and understanding of the language.
A personal tutor can also provide past papers for you to work through and give guidance as to how to approach them and they can recommend excellent resources to help you progress in the language. We can also offer academic consultancy in assisting you in determining the optimum subject choices in line with your academic and professional aspirations. Why not contact our friendly team to find out more.