Course Details:

Board: OCR

Students will:

  • Have knowledge and understanding of vocabulary, morphology and syntax in context

  • Have an understanding of the differences between inflected and uninflected language, including word order, an understanding of different ways in which ideas are expressed in English and Biblical Hebrew and an understanding of an unprepared passage of Biblical Hebrew.

  • Have knowledge of the customs, institutions, achievements and historical significance of the Israelite and Judean civilisation in relation to the language and literature studied, including their ability to evaluate a range of evidence and to draw comparisons between the ancient world and later times.


Course Assessment

Unit 201/1 – Language

Written Paper:

2 hours – 100 marks

50% of the qualification

Question Paper:

Two section, Section A and Section B

Section A: Unprepared Translation (50 Marks)

Section B: Comprehension  (50 Marks)

Unit 202/1 – Literature

Written Paper:

2 hours – 100 marks

50% of the qualification

Question Paper:

Six Question, two on each of the prescribed texts. Candidates are required to answer any four questions on the paper.


Additional Information

There is only one tier of assessment.


Exam Board: OCR

Contact Teacher: Rabbi S Rose




As a religious school with a big percentage of our pupils visiting Israel on a regular basis, many have relatives in Israel and many begin their married life living there Modern Hebrew is an important and useful language to our pupils.

Modern Hebrew studies develop the language skills and give the students the skills to read, listen, write and speak the language.


Our aim

  • Giving the students the basic skills which will enable them to communicate in Hebrew in every day life.

  • Developing a strong grammatical basis and vocabulary which will enable the students to explore various topics in Hebrew.

  • Getting acquainted with the Israeli culture.

Over a period of two years pupils will be following the new GCSE AQA syllabus in Modern Hebrew. (4675) leading pupils to achieve a qualification graded 9-1.

Pupils will be tested on all 4 skills of the language. Listening, writing, reading and speaking.

They will be sitting 4 separate exams.

Y9 pupils will study the topics set by the AQA on a foundation level.

Y10 pupils will study the higher level topic and practice for the exam they will be taking at the end of year 10.

Speaking exam

The pupils will prepare to answer questions on all 3 themes taught.

Writing exam

The pupils will write about any given topic (All topics given will be taught in advance)

Listening exam

Pupils will listen to paragraph and answer questions provided by the AQA.

Reading exam

Pupils will read comprehensions and fulfill tasks given on them.