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Italian AS/A2 Level at Joyce Frankland Academy

Course description

AS candidates develop an understanding of the language in a variety of contexts and genres.

They learn to communicate confidently, clearly and effectively in the language for a range of purposes and use the language accurately to express facts and ideas, to present explanations, opinions and information in both speech and writing.

They will develop an awareness and understanding of the contemporary society, cultural background and heritage of countries where the language is spoken.

A2 candidates learn to use the Italian language in speech and in writing to present viewpoints, develop arguments, analyse and evaluate. They study aspects of the contemporary society, cultural background and heritage of one or more of the Italian-language countries or communities.

They transfer meaning from English into Italian and/or vice versa. The students also acquire knowledge, skills and understanding for practical use, further study and/or employment.

They will take their place in a multilingual global society.

Students will be expected to take part in the Italian exchange to Spilimbergo which will give them an opportunity of work experience in a local school.

Entry requirements

At least grade B at GCSE Italian and minimum school entrance requirements.


AS is assessed by two external exams. Firstly an 8-10 minute spoken exam. Secondly an understanding and written response. Students will also have to write a 200-220 word letter, report or article in Italian.

A2 is also assessed by two examinations. Firstly an 11-13 minute understanding and spoken response exam in Italian. Secondly a research, understanding and written response exam in Italian.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Joyce Frankland Academy directly.

Last updated date: 17 April 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years