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Modern Foreign Languages French, German and Spanish A Level at Holy Cross Sixth Form College

Course description

We aim to enable you to develop your language skills in order that you may learn to communicate confidently whilst gaining an insight into the contemporary life of the country.

Course content

Study is based on topics of contemporary interest in French, German and Spanish speaking societies. At AS Level, this includes Leisure and Lifestyles and the Individual and Society. At A2, Social, Political and Environmental issues are examined, as well as the study of books, films or regions pertinent to the countries where the languages are spoken. Within each area you will develop your skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing, using authentic, up to date materials from on-line newspapers, magazines, radio and TV. You will also have access to the internet and the VLE through the use of the departmental laptops in lessons, as well as in the college learning centre. You will also use the language lab to develop your speaking and listening competences. Lessons are conducted mainly in the foreign language, with additional weekly oral practice in small groups with a native speaker.

Entry requirements

General college entry requirements. In addition you will need at least a grade C or above in English Language and a grade B in the language you choose to do at AS and/or A2 Level.

Future opportunities

Nowadays, an increasing number of branches of industry have an international dimension and an A or AS Level in a language can help you take advantage of this. Some of our students might go on to work specifically in a language orientated role, whilst others may find that their chosen career requires close connections with a foreign country. A high proportion of students go on to study a language with another subject such as Business or Law, while others continue their study of one or two languages in depth, including non-European languages.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 October 2015

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