Modern Foreign Languages (French, German and Spanish) A Level *FEES PAYABLE* at Northampton High School
So you hope to achieve an A or A* at GCSE level and now want to develop more confidence and fluency in order to hold your own when you travel abroad? Then the next step for you is AS and A2 languages, where you will develop your knowledge of the language, widen your vocabulary and extend your understanding of the culture and customs of the countries where the language is spoken. All classes are conducted principally in the foreign language to give you the best possible chance of improving your skills. The more complex grammatical aspects are explained in English but otherwise we hope you will enjoy contributing your ideas and views in the language on a wide range of topics. We hope you will be inspired to travel, to develop your confidence to use the language and to explore for yourselves the themes we study using a range of media and resources.
Unit 1 Listening, Reading and Writing tasks based on authentic material such as newspaper articles and reports on the following topics: Healthy Living, Media, Popular Culture, Family and Relationship.
Unit 2 Teacher-conducted Speaking test based on the above topics.
Unit 3 Listening, Reading and Writing tasks including translation on the topics of the environment, multicultural society and contemporary issues. Two cultural topics are also studied, for example the study of a region, a period of history or the work of someone from the field of literature or the arts.
Unit 4 Teacher-conducted speaking test based on the above topics.
The AS and A2 courses are rewarding but challenging and a minimum of grade A at GCSE is required for acceptance on the AS Level course.
We live in a global economy and so it is increasingly important to be able to communicate in other languages and to have an appreciation and understanding of other cultures. The range of University courses which combine a Modern Foreign Language with another discipline is almost limitless and the ability to speak one or more foreign languages is highly regarded by employers in a wide range of fields. We would therefore encourage students of all disciplines to consider a Modern Foreign Language at AS or A2 level in order to complement other studies and develop vital communication skills.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northampton High School directly.