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A2 French / German at Buttershaw Business & Enterprise College

Course description

Do you have a passion for languages, enjoy challenges and have an interest in learning about different cultures? If so, then languages could be for you.

You will study the following topics through listening, speaking, reading and writing, with reference to target language countries as well as in a wider, global context as appropriate.

Students will be given the opportunity to do a work experience abroad to enhance their skills and confidence.

Course content

AS Level

a) Leisure and Lifestyles, including travel and tourism, sport, hobbies, entertainment, customs, traditions, healthy living – health and nutrition, diet and exercise; unhealthy living - drugs, aids, smoking, alcohol.

b) The Individual and Society, including relationships and responsibilities, gender issues, youth culture (values, peer groups, fashions and trends), education, vocational training and future careers.

Advanced Level

c) Environmental Issues, including technology, pollution, global warming, transport, energy, nuclear energy, renewable energies, conservation, recycling.

d) Social and Political Issues, including the role of the media, racism, immigration social exclusion and integration, terrorism, world of work (employment, commerce, globalization).

You will also undertake a guided study at A2: 2 books, 2 films or 2 regions in the target language country will be studied – or a mixture of both.

Entry requirements

Entry requirement Students need to have achieved A* A or B at GCSE French or German


You will be assessed in speaking, listening, reading and writing through an oral exam (40%) and a combined exam (60%) at the end of AS and A2 levels.

Further information

See Ms Lahcene

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 08 December 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September