Pupils who opt to take Arabic at GCSE level follow the Edexcel course. The aims are to develop the ability to communicate effectively through the spoken and written word, using a range of vocabulary and structures, and an understanding of the spoken and written forms in a range of contexts. Students develop knowledge of Arabic and language-learning skills, as well as a deepening cultural awareness through a variety of learning tasks and topic-based activities. Topics are divided into five main areas including ‘Home and Abroad’, ‘Education, Training and Employment’, ‘House, Home and Daily Routine’, ‘Media, Entertainment and Youth Culture’ and ‘Social Activities, Fitness and Health’. At the end of the course students will sit an examination in each skill area.