Modern Hebrew A Level

Course Content

• Social Issues & Trends
• Political & Artistic Culture
• Grammar
• Literary Texts and Films


Students will study technological and social change, looking at diversity and the benefits it brings. They will study highlights of Israeli artistic culture, including art and architecture, and learn about Israeli politics including political engagement amongst the young. Students also explore the influence of the past on present day Israel. Throughout their studies, they will learn the language in the context of Israel and learn about the issues and influences which have shaped the country. Students will study texts and film and have the opportunity to carry out independent research in an area of their choice.

Assessment tasks will be varied and cover listening, reading and writing skills.

Paper 1: Reading & Writing (2½ hours).  All questions are in Modern Hebrew, to be answered with responses in Modern Hebrew. Translation from Modern Hebrew to English. The Individual research project will be assessed through reading and responding in writing to an unseen question based on a target language source on one of the research topics published in the specification. Students will be required to use information from the source as well as the knowledge gained from their individual research.

Paper 2: Writing (2 Hours).  Literary Works: Students will be required to write two essays on each of the set works studied.

Paper 3: Listening, reading & writing (2½ hours).  All questions are in Modern Hebrew, to be answered with responses in Modern Hebrew. Translation from English to Modern Hebrew.


To be accepted onto this course, a minimum of a Grade 6 at GCSE in this subject is required. However, it is highly recommended that students have a Grade 7 or above. The course demands good essay writing skills and a willingness to contribute to discussion in a foreign language. You will be set independent learning tasks every week and will also be expected to carry out your own reading in Hebrew. Students will be expected to read independently, eg. a Hebrew newspaper to keep abreast of current affairs. They will also be expected to spend time each week learning vocabulary and practising new grammar structures.

Examination Board: AQA 

Course Number: 7672