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Modern Languages AS and A Level at Emmanuel College

Course description

French and German are both offered at AS and A Level. The courses give learners the opportunity to develop and deepen their understanding of the language, as well as the cultural knowledge of the countries where the language is spoken. Study of a foreign language at AS and A Level will equip students with highly developed linguistic skills which will enable them to understand and communicate in the language at an advanced level.

Course content

Topics include:

Stereotypes, the family, attitudes to marriage, impact of communication technology on human relationships Modern world issues, eating habits, addictions, impacts of lifestyle on health Aspects of artistic culture, TV, film, theatre, music, digital technology

A Level Course 

Topics include:

In addition to the AS topics,

Law and order, types of crime, crime prevention measures and punishment Medical advances, research, genetic engineering, animal testing, life expectancy Aspects of political culture, the impact of politics on the individual and society (education, housing, employment, migration, the environment) the EU

 

Entry requirements

Students should achieve at least an A grade at GCSE. In addition, students must have a subject teacher recommendation.

Assessment

AS Level Course

Course structure

Component 1 Written paper: Listening, reading and translation into English (37% of total AS Level) 

Component 2 Written paper: Translation into the target language and critical essay on a prescribed film or literary text (33% of total AS Level) 

Component 3 Speaking test: Two discussions with stimulus cards (30% of AS Level) 

A Level Course

Course structure 

Component 1 Written paper: Listening, reading and translation into English (40% of A Level)

Component 2 Written paper: Translation into the target language, critical essay on a prescribed film or literary text, literary text essay (30% of total A Level)

Component 3 Speaking test: Discussion of stimulus card and discussion of research project (30% of A level)

Future opportunities

At the present time, many employers are unable to find enough linguists to fill vacancies in an extremely wide range of jobs in business, industry, advertising, banking, finance, public relations, marketing, engineering and law.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 December 2016

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