HOW IS IT ASSESSED?

Legacy specification until June 2018

The legacy specification will also be running for students who have already started the AS/A2 course.

Unit 1: Spoken Expression and Response 15% Oral examination 8-10 minutes
Unit 2: Understanding and Written Response 35% Written examination 2 hours and 30 minutes
Unit 3: Understanding and Spoken Response 17.5% Oral examination 11-13 minutes
Unit 4: Research, Understanding and Written Response 32.5% Written examination 2 hour and 30 minutes

Weighting Format of Italian AS (starts 2017, first assessment summer 2019)

Paper 1: Listening, reading and translation 40% Written examination 1 hour and 30 minutes
Paper 2: Written response to works and translation 35% Written examination 2 hours and 30 minutes
Paper 3: Speaking 30% 21 – 23 minutes (includes a single period of 5 minutes’ formal presentation time)

Weighting Format of Italian A level (starts 2017, first assessment summer 2019)

Paper 1: Listening, reading and translation 40% Written examination 1 hour and 30 minutes
Paper 2: Written response to works and translation 35% Written examination 2 hours and 30 minutes
Paper 3: Speaking 30% Oral 21 – 23 minutes (includes 5 minutes preparation time for Task 1)