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French and German AS/A Level at Beverley High School

Course description

Studying a modern foreign language at A level is an exciting, challenging yet rewarding adventure. Languages can take you in so many directions and our small class sizes will allow you to excel and gain in confidence.

Course content

AS FRENCH

Students study social and technological change alongside highlights of French-speaking artistic culture, including francophone music and cinema.

Students also explore the influence of the past on present-day French-speaking communities.

Throughout their studies, they will learn the language in the context of French-speaking countries and the issues and influences which have shaped them. Students will study a text or a film.

A LEVEL FRENCH

In the second year further aspects of the social background are covered, this time focusing on issues, such as life for those on the margins of French-speaking society as well as looking at the positive influences that diversity brings. Students also study aspects of the political landscape in a French-speaking country, e.g immigration.

Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of themes relating to the culture and society of countries where French is spoken. They will do this by using authentic spoken and written sources in French.

The choice of works (literary texts and films) offers opportunities to link with the themes.

 

AS GERMAN

Students study social and technological change. They will study highlights of German-speaking artistic culture, including art and architecture.

Students will explore the influence of the past on present-day German-speaking communities.

Throughout their studies, they will learn the language in the context of German-speaking countries and the issues and influences which have shaped them. Students will study a text or a film.

A LEVEL GERMAN

In the second year, further aspects of the social background are covered, alongside the German political landscape, both in relation to Germany itself and its place in Europe. The past and its role in shaping the present is viewed through the reunification and its consequences while the focus on young people and politics looks forward to shaping the future of German-speaking countries.

Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of themes relating to the culture and society of countries where German is spoken, and their language skills. They will do this by using authentic spoken and written sources in German. The choice of works (literary texts and films) offers opportunities to link with the themes.

Assessment

Assessment tasks will be varied and cover listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.

Future opportunities

Career Opportunities

A thorough knowledge of a Modern Foreign Language can form a strong foundation for a career in European Business. The career opportunities for those speaking a foreign language are immense. A Modern Foreign Language can be studied in Higher Education on its own or in combination with other subjects eg. Business Studies, Law, Tourism etc. As well as teaching, translating and interpreting, a qualification in Modern Foreign Languages is an important asset in many other spheres - including commerce, industry and communications.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 23 August 2016

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    • Beverley High School is a Group 6, five-form entry girls' comprehensive within the East Riding of Yorkshire. 816 girls are currently on roll including 120 girls in the Sixth Form. The School, founded in 1908, has developed since 1973 from a grammar school into a fully comprehensive 11-18 establishment. The school celebrated its 100th anniversary in September 2008.

      Beverley High School is long established with an excellent record and considerable achievements in academic work, music, drama, art and sport. We are particularly concerned to develop each girl's good qualities to the full. The school has a long tradition of successful education and enjoys a high reputation within the community, both at local and county level. The school features in the “Good Schools’ Guide”.

      Subject departments are housed in purpose-built rooms set amidst fine grounds. We have a dedicated Library and Sixth Form Block. A Sports Hall was opened in September 2006 and an Art/Technology Centre opened in September 2008.