Modern Foreign Languages(French/German) A and AS Level at The Heathland School
The subject provides opportunities to develop language skills and general knowledge through student focused assessment. With an element of personal choice and a wide range of appealing content and opportunities, the course allows students to gain a greater understanding of another culture. Grammar is studied alongside the various themes. Studying a language helps students to become well-informed and effective communicators.
Aspects of French-speaking society: current trends
- The changing nature of family
- The 'cyber-society'
- The place of voluntary work
Artistic culture in the French-speaking world
- A culture proud of its heritage
- Contemporary francophone music
- Cinema: the 7th art form
Aspects of German-speaking society
- The changing state of the family
- The digital world
- Youth culture: fashion and trends, music, television
Artistic culture in the German-speaking world
- Festivals and traditions
- Art and architecture
- Cultural life in Berlin, past and present
Aspects of French-speaking society: current issues
- Positive features of a diverse society
- Life for the marginalised
- How criminals are treated
Aspects of political life in the French-speaking world
- Teenagers, the right to vote and political commitment
- Demonstrations, strikes – who holds the power?
- Politics and immigration
Multiculturalism in German-speaking society
Aspects of political life in the German-speaking world
- Germany and the European Union
- Politics and youth
- German re-unification and its consequences
A literary work
An individual research project
Students must attain at least 5 A*-C grades including English Language and Mathematics and a total point score of 42+ in the student’s best 8 subjects.
Languages are recognised as being intellectually challenging, and both universities and employers look more favourably at potential candidates who have a language. European languages are the key to European communication and you can combine a language with any other field of study at university, allowing you to study abroad as part of your degree. If you continue to study a language you will have the opportunity to follow some of the most prestigious international business courses universities have to offer. Here are just a few possible career fields: International sales and marketing, Investment banking, Law, Education, Government / European Parliament, Journalism, Travel and Tourism.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Heathland School directly.