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Modern Foreign Languages A level at Stokesley School

Course description

There is a lot of evidence that firms in the UK are actively recruiting staff who can speak another language for a whole range of careers.

Many companies cite communication and language skills as essential when looking for new staff. As competition for university places increases, communication skills may be what make you stand out from the crowd! Nowadays there are so many combined degree courses, law/accountancy / science / medicine with languages – leading to a wide range of exciting career opportunities. It is also a skill for life. t makes sense to study a language in the Sixth Form!

The course builds on all of the work done at GCSE.

Entry requirements

Grade B or above

Future opportunities

Jobs directly related to a French degree can include interpreting or translating, as well as journalism.  Other possibilities would be the Diplomatic Service, international law, marketing and international aid or development and the Intelligence Service to name but a few! Language skills are highly sought after by employers: the Confederation of British Industry has stated that the UK economy loses over £48,000,000,000 per year due to a lack of language skills amongst the British workforce.

Further information

You will learn to use French or German in a wide range of situations, the aim being a high level of fluency at the end of the course.The topics are really varied so will greatly improve your linguistic ability and also learn about culture, history and society.You will be examined in May of Y12 and June of Y13 for all units involving written work.The speaking exam will take place in April / May. This is conducted by your teacher.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stokesley School directly.

Last updated date: 06 October 2017
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Key information

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