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GCSE Italian

Course Title:

GCSE Italian

Course Number:

LRKR L40363


Rycote Centre

Learning Area:



Level 2


Laura Saraceni

Start Date:

21 September 2017

End Date:

14 June 2018

Session Time(s):

Thursday between 18:00 and 21:00

Total Sessions:


Total Hours:


Class Size:

Between 8 and 15 learners.


NOTE: This course has already finished.

Course Information

 What will I be learning?

The GCSE Italian syllabus is divided into four main themes.

  • Lifestyle, subcategorized into two other topics, such as: Health and Relationship and Choices,
  • Leisure, divided into two topics, one is Free Time and the Media and the other is Holidays,
  • The third Theme focuses the attention on Home and Environment, especially on matters such as Home and Local Area and Environment,
  • The final Theme is based on Work and Education. This theme is also divided into two more specific topics, which are: School/College and Future Plans and Current and Future Jobs.

Alongside to the above, the course will give You the opportunity to learn about Italian Culture, Art, Cuisine, Local and National Festivals and Italian Lifestyle

Does the course lead to a qualification?

Yes, by the end of the course, you will be fully prepared to undertake an exam which will reward you with a Nationally recognised accredited GCSE Italian qualification.

Please be aware that the examination board does not issue replacement certificates. You will need to collect your certificates from your most convenient centre

Who is the course for?

This course is suitable for those who have been learning Italian for one or ideally two years. Other previous qualifications are not required.

It aims to reinforce previous knowledge and establish new learning in fun, informal and interactive ways. It will also give You the chance to develop all four language skills: Speaking, Writing, Reading and Listening at the same time

What do I need to bring?

It is highly recommended to have a dictionary, an A4 ring binder folder in order to organize all the course notes, activities and materials You will be given by your teacher during the course. There are no specific text books You are required to purchase. For those who are interested, there will be extra available resources listed at the beginning of the course provided by your teacher

Are there any additional costs?

The cost of the exam fee is:

  •  £36.70

How will I know how I am progressing during the course?

Learners’ oral and listening skills are continuously assessed by the tutor in the classroom. Written work is marked and individual feedback given each time. Learners reflect on and record their progress in the Individual Learning Plan.

Can I have help in the class?

Learner Support

If you need support to learn, for example, a communicator, large print, personal care, specific equipment, or extra time, let us know.  We will work with you to identify what you need and how we can best support you.

Learner Support Fund

If you are struggling to pay your exam fees or have a disability and need help to pay for transport to the course, we may be able to help you.   Ask the centre staff or your tutor for more information and an application form.  We have a small fund available to help learners who are experiencing genuine hardship. You are advised to apply as soon as you can

How is this course supported by DerbyLearn?

DerbyLearn is a learning platform that supports and complements most classes.  To find out more, please go to and sign up, it's free and well worth a look!

Progression within DALS

We have lots of courses planned to ensure you have a variety of progression routes.  If you are interested in another course, please ask for more information or telephone our helpline on Derby (01332) 717900 or

On completion of this course, you could progress to:


  • Other adult learning courses

Health and Wellbeing

The slogan you see on our brochures and leaflets is:
meet enjoy learn achieve
This is because we believe that taking part in adult and community learning can open the door to new friendships, give you something enjoyable and worthwhile to do with your time, enable you to learn something new and give you a sense of achievement. That's got to make you feel good!


Venue Information

Rycote Centre


Parker Street, Derby, DE1 3HF


Limited Car Parking

Disability Support:

Disabled Access to all floors/building
Disabled Toilets
Disabled Parking available
Loop System


Limited Facilities
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday - Ryecafe


Crèche Unavailable


From the city centre head towards Kedleston Road along King Street and Garden Street. At the 'Five Lamps' traffic lights on Garden Street you will see a sign for the Rycote Centre, turn left down Parker Street then turn right and the Centre is on the right hand side, parking is on the street and the main entrance is through the Social Service's car park. The Centre can also be accessed from Kedleston Road - opposite the Polish Club - but there is no parking at this entrance other than on Kedleston Road 01332 717930 or 717924

Bus Routes:

Allestree Bus, Trent Barton, and No. 6, Notts and Derby University bus during University term time.

Enrolment Information

In Person

If you would like more information about this course or wish to enrol, please contact via:

Enrolment Centre:

Rycote Centre

Opening Times:

We are open * Monday - Friday 9am to 4pm * Monday & Thursday 6pm to 9pm (Term time only)


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