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Modern Languages (French & Spanish) - AS/A2 Level at Rochdale Sixth Form College

Course description

Modern Languages (French and Spanish)

Studying a foreign language enhances the study of any other subjects. A focus on language structures, expression, argumentation and essay writing skills will complement and support any other subject where written answers and clear explanations are required. Your studies and discussions in Modern Foreign Languages cover a very wide range of topics, which link clearly to other subjects, such as History, Politics, Media, Sociology, and Religious Studies, and will enhance your general knowledge and awareness of other cultures. You will learn to express and defend your point of view as well as appreciating other peoples’ ideas.

Success at A-Level in Modern Foreign Languages shows employers how committed and hard-working you are, as well as giving you increased access to international companies and a global job market.

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Entry requirements

To study A-Levels at RSFC you must have achieved a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade A* - C, covering at least four different subject areas. Two of the 5 A* - C grades must include GCSE Maths and English Language. A good school reference, attendance and behaviour record are also required as is a positive college interview.  One of the 5 GCSE grades A*-C must be in the language you wish to study.

Financial information

If you are between 16 and 19 years old and think that you might struggle with the costs of full-time education you may apply for a bursary. The students most in need will be eligible to receive a bursary of £1,200 a year. This group includes:

• Disabled young people in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance

• Young people in care• Care leavers

• Young people in receipt of income support

Other students facing genuine financial difficulties can apply for the Discretionary Bursary Fund (DBF).The DBF can support students with travel costs, equipment, books and other course-related costs.

Future opportunities

Positive Steps - See your Positive Steps Adviser in school or contact 0800 195 8528.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Rochdale Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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