Modern Foreign Languages: French, German, Italian and Spanish at Queen Elizabeth High School
Through studying modern foreign languages you will gain greater knowledge of the grammatical principles underpinning the language, in addition to which you will have the opportunity to extend your vocabulary in order to process information which falls under the topic areas of:
- Youth culture and concerns
- The world around us
- Education and future careers
- Lifestyle, health and fitness
Now that all students are opting for three subjects and studying them all for two years, there is no requirement for them to take an AS qualification at the end of Year 12. As modern foreign languages relies on the acquisition of skills, the Curriculum Leader will decide whether to follow the traditional model in which half the units are examined at the end of Year 12 or whether to change the order in which the units are taught. This will be communicated to students and parents at the start of the course. Students should, therefore, not presume that they will achieve an AS Level modern foreign language qualification at the end of Year 12.
The courses will cover:
- Unit 1: Spoken Expression and Response
- Unit 2: Understanding and Written Response
- Unit 3: Understanding and Spoken Response
- Unit 4: Research, Understanding and Written Response
Assessment is all exam based and in similar ways to GCSE, you will be expected to write and speak in the target language and listen to texts based on the four themes above.
Students taking modern foreign languages at A Level at QEHS have gone on to study their chosen language at university, often in conjunction with a new language such as Mandarin or Russian.
Many students decide to continue to study their language alongside subjects such as business and law. This has led to job opportunities in Europe as well as with UK firms that have continental links.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth High School directly.