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AS/A ITALIAN (AB INITIO) at Peter Symonds College

Course description

The ab initio course is accelerated and will concentrate on the four key skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing and lead to the GCSE qualification (AQA) at the end of year one. Topics to be studied will include health and relationships, leisure time and media, holidays, home and the environment, in addition to work and education.

Students who have gained an A or A* in the GCSE exam may progress onto AS/A2 in the second year.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade A*-C, including Maths and English. You will also need to have an A*/A Grade at GCSE in another foreign language to start the course. Exceptions will need to be agreed with the Head of Subject. To progress into the second year, we expect students to have gained an A or A* in the GCSE exam.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Peter Symonds College directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

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