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Modern Foreign Languages French and German A Level at St Mary's Menston, a Catholic voluntary academy

Course description

We offer AS/A2 courses in both French and German. Studying a modern language at this level gives you the opportunity to communicate with confidence in the language for a range of purposes, as well as develop awareness and understanding of the society and culture of French or German-speaking countries.

The WJEC specification for French and German aims to encourage you to acquire knowledge, skills and understanding for practical use, further study or employment. You will develop the ability to communicate with speakers of the language, and will be able to take your place in a multilingual global society. Universities and employers have a very high regard for the skills that are developed by a study of modern languages, and an AS or A level in French and German will be an asset in a wide range of careers, in fields from media, law and education to business, commerce and scientific research.

Course content

Language is taught through a variety of topics that focus both on your own life as well as life in the countries where the language is spoken. These topics include:
AS: family and relationships, rights and responsibilities, leisure, holidays, healthy living, education and employment
A2: technology, the environment, media, immigration and multiculturalism, terrorism, the world of work. There is also the opportunity to study and analyse a film/book of your choice for the speaking examination, in addition to the study of a film for the written examination.

The course will develop your intellectual and critical powers through discussion and debate in the language. You will form a sound base of language skills, and learn how to express and develop your own ideas, as well as understand and appreciate the culture and civilization of French/German speaking countries. To help you we provide small-group conversation practice sessions with French and German native speakers. There is a variety of authentic materials available, such as books, magazines, DVDs and videos. We encourage theatre and cinema visits to see French and German films and plays.

Entry requirements

Our advice is that students achieving A*, A or B at GCSE in French or German should be able to meet the challenge of AS/A2 level work successfully.

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: 10 November 2017
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