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Modern Foreign Languages French and German A Level at St Edward's Roman Catholic/Church of England School

Course description

As the world becomes increasingly globalised and with the vast majority of Britain's trade focused on our European neighbours, an ability to speak foreign languages is a skill that is increasingly prized by employers and surveys point to the strong employment prospects and increased earnings enjoyed by graduates and school leavers with foreign language skills.  However that is not the only reason why studying languages at A level is an enjoyable and worthwhile experience - many students choose languages simply due to a desire to speak and write fluently in a foreign language, because they want to travel or work abroad or due to the sheer enjoyment of learning a language.

Course content

In A Level French lessons, we use a wide variety of authentic resources to bring our closest neighbour even closer!  This includes TV, magazines, newspapers and the internet, making lessons varied, fun and interesting.  We also study the interesting and vibrant world of French cinema and music as part of an immersion in French culture.  Throughout lessons, we speak French which means that your level of fluency develops quickly.

In A Level German lessons, we try to bring the reality of life in Germany, Austria and Switzerland into the classroom and to emphasise Germany's importance as our biggest trading partner and Europe's biggest economic power.  We do this principally by using authentic resources in a class by watching the news and other television programmes, studying German films and using articles from German language newspapers and magazines.

Entry requirements

Grade B in GCSE French or German

Future opportunities

Once studied to A Level, you have the ability to speak the language wherever needed.  Many of our students go on to university to study languages further, sometimes as an addition to another subject such as Business Management, Law, the sciences or journalism.  University courses that include languages typically include a period of study or work experience abroad which is a key part of their appeal.  Other students use their language skills to secure employment with companies that trade internationally or in the tourism industry, or pursue study or employment opportunities abroad.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Edward's Roman Catholic/Church of England School directly.

Last updated date: 17 August 2017

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