Modern Foreign Languages French/German/Spanish A Level at Myton School
Languages are great if you want to communicate with others and enhance your cultural awareness.
You will become a proficient linguist with a range of transferrable skills and the chance to study/work abroad.
Aspects of French-speaking society: current trends
- The changing nature of family
- The place of voluntary work
Artistic culture in the French-speaking world
- A culture proud of its heritage
- Contemporary francophone music
- Cinema: the 7th art form
Aspects of French-speaking society: current issues
- Positive features of a diverse society
- Life for the marginalised
- How criminals are treated
Aspects of political life in the French-speaking world:
- Teenagers, the right to vote and political commitment
- Demonstrations, strikes – who holds the power?
- Politics and immigration
Also a book and a film.GERMAN
Aspects of German-speaking society
- The changing state of the family
- The digital world
- Youth culture: fashion and trends, music, television
Artistic culture in the German-speaking world
- Festivals and traditions
- Art and Architecture
- Cultural life in Berlin, past and present
Multiculturalism in German-speaking society
Aspects of political life in the German-speaking World
- Germany and the European Union
- Politics and Youth
- German reunification and its consequences
Also a book and a film.SPANISH
Aspects of Hispanic society
- Modern and traditional values
- Equal rights
Artistic culture in the Hispanic World
- Modern day idols
- Spanish regional identity
- Cultural heritage or cultural landscape
Multiculturalism in Hispanic society
Aspects of political life in the Hispanic world
- Today’s youth, tomorrow’s citizens
- Monarchies, republics and dictatorships
- Popular movements
Also a book and a film.
At least a grade 6 GCSE in the chosen language
Paper 1 – Mixed Skills paper: Listening, Reading, Translation into English, Translation into the language of study
Written exam – 2 hours 30 minutes – 40% of A level
Paper 2 – Two books from the set list or one book from the set list and one film from the set list
Written exam – 2 hours – 30% of A level
The opportunity to study languages at university combined with most other subjects is an attractive route for many A level linguists.
There are a multitude of courses on offer that focus on literature, history, law, tourism, society, culture, film, politics, art and many more. The main routes at university for further study are: to continue studying the linguistic and cultural aspects of the language, translation and interpretation, or as a minor subject that is studied alongside a main subject (French with Law, for example). Most universities encourage the combination of a foreign language with another subject as they recognise the skills that studying a foreign language can develop.
Some of the more popular jobs that benefit from having an A level in a foreign language are journalism, marketing, tourism, law, politics, teaching, police service, civil service, espionage, intelligence gathering and international relations and finance. Having a qualification in a foreign language is looked upon very favourably by most employers.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Myton School directly.