chapter  3
GCSE and A/AS level teaching and learning: similarities and differences
ByKit Field
Pages 27

All of the writers referred to above mention commitment. Clearly, learners have opted to study a modern foreign language and have a degree of enthusiasm due to achieving a good grade at GCSE (usually at least a ‘B’). This success implies, for instance, a readiness to communicate orally in structured tasks, pair work and role plays; an ability to read and listen for the purpose of extracting factual detail from short focused texts; or familiarity with basic letter writing.