French / German / Spanish AS/A Level at Fitzharrys School
This subject is now a reformed A level which means that the result of the AS exams does not contribute to the overall A level mark and grade. If a student leaves the course after AS then this new type of AS is worth 40% of the UCAS points of the full A level for University entry in 2017 onwards. If a student completes the two year A level course then it is only assessment at the end of the second year that counts towards the full A leve grade.
Listening, Reading and translation into English
Writing: translation into target language; one essay on a set text or film
Speaking: discussion of 2 sub-themes based on a stimulus card for each theme
The AS covers the following topic areas: Current trends in aspects of Fr/Ger/Sp -speaking world
Listening, Reading, Translation into English and target language
Writing : translation into target language; one essay on a set text or film
Speaking : discussion of one sub-theme based on a stimulus card and a presentation and discussion of an individual research project
The A-Level course covers the following topic areas: Social issues and trends in aspects of Fr/Ger/Sp-speaking society. Political and artistic cultures in the Fr/Ger/Sp-speaking world
• Willingness to contribute to class discussions
• Task resilience • Self-challenging
• Independent learning and self-organisation
• An interest in the language and culture of the country
• A strong understanding of GCSE grammar
Exams in: Listening, Translation into English and target language
Paper 1 - 40% Listening, Reading, Translation
Paper 2 – 30% Writing
Paper 3 – 30% Speaking
Language skills go beyond language learning and turn into a variety of skills transferable in other skills. Languages add a flair of uniqueness to your CV. Travel and Working both abroad and in Britain in companies such as BMW, Miele, Peugeot.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Fitzharrys School directly.