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Foreign Languages A-level at Springwood High School

Course description

The A Level course encourages you to use your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills to learn about issues affecting the world today. You will, of course, be looking at them through the medium of German/French/Spanish and considering particularly how they affect the German/French/Spanish speaking countries.

Course content

Topics covered will include: Music, media, culture, important historical events, politics, the world of work, the multi-cultural society and environmental issues. We also study literature and film.

Entry requirements

A minimum of five A* -C grades at GCSE including Maths and English. At least a Grade B in either French German or Spanish.


Paper 1: Listening, Reading and Writing: Written paper, 1 hour 50 minutes - 40% of total marks. This includes listening and responding, reading and responding and a translation into English.

Paper 2: Writing: Written paper, 2 hours 40 minutes - 30% of total marks. This includes translation into the target language, literary extended response to texts and written extended response to works.

Paper 3: Speaking: Oral exam of approximately 20 minutes - 30% of total marks. This includes discussion of a studied topic and presentation and discussion of a researched topic. The research project can be chosen from any topic or theme.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Springwood High School directly.

Last updated date: 19 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years