MODERN HEBREW (IVRIT)
“The revival of the Hebrew language is considered one of the most prominent phenomena of modern history”
Eliezer Ben Yehuda - The Revival of the Hebrew Language
As a Jewish school with orientation to Israel the Hebrew language has an integral part of King David School.
Modern Hebrew studies are part of a whole complex consisting of various experiences from the days in junior school, through visits in Israel and up to the high school
Hebrew studies develop the language skills and give the student tools to read, listen, write and speak language. Hebrew studies are divided according to levels in order to allow better support for each student at their level.
The Modern Hebrew department is offering a range of levels in Hebrew.
Most of our students already have the knowledge of basic reading and writing at the end of primary school, However we offer support from the basic learning of the Alef – Beit , through acquiring the grammar and the use of the language, to GCSE and A-level courses.
Exam board – AQA
Modern Hebrew A Level
This is a two year course. The AS is taken after the first year of study and the A2 level is taken after the completion of the second year. The A level mark consists of 50% awarded at the AS exam and 50% awarded at the A2 exam.
The AS and A2 in Modern Hebrew extend on two of the main skills acquired throughout the Modern Hebrew GCSE course. The GCSE course focuses on learning the Hebrew language as a communicative medium. The A level further extends the student’s knowledge, particularly in reading and writing.
The AS course focuses on all aspects of the Hebrew language (grammar, sentence structure, translation and comprehension skills) and focuses on areas such as:
The A2 course focuses mainly on Israeli issues such as:
This particular part of the course develops an insight into the linguistic literary, historic and social achievements, as well as contemporary changes, in modern Jewish and Israeli society.