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Modern Languages (French or Spanish) at Whitley Academy

Course description

There are 4 Units across the Modern Language ‘A’ Level, with no coursework or literature involved at AS; some writing preparation is completed in the A2 year to respond to a written stimulus in the writing exam. The speaking exams are on topics
of your choice which are decided in advance of the assessment. Where possible, pupils are provided with 20 min– 30 minute minimum interactions with the Language assistant every week.

The school also annually subscribes to a language learning environment on-line dedicated to the text material used in class and which is suitable for completing independent study. Additionally, students of a Modern Language will have access to
a variety of visits including watching authentic films at the Warwick Arts Centre, a visit to London to evaluate and watch Les Misérables; the faculty also explores opportunities for ’A’ level conferences in the Modern Language studied. The course is
suitable for students capable of independent study and hard work.

Course content

1. Media (Television/Advertising/New Technologies)
2. Popular Culture (Cinema/Music/Fashion)
3. Healthy Living (Sport/Keeping fit/Work-life balance)
4. Family & Personal Relationships (Parenting/Friendship/Marriage)
1. The environment (Pollution, Energy, Protecting the Planet)
2. Multicultural Society (Immigration, Integration, Racism)
3. Social Problems (Poverty & Wealth, Public Order, Science/Technology)

Entry requirements

Grade C in a Modern Language GCSE, although a Grade ’B’ is preferable. GCSE English and Maths Grade C. Independent learning is mandatory and inability to work without guidance or willingness to adapt would preclude individuals from considering
a course in a Modern Language. GCSE Grade B in a Language will be acceptable for external candidates. A passion for Languages is essential to follow this course.

A grade C at AS Level
This course allows access to any number of degree courses and is assessed accordingly with many combinations of languages and other subjects available at University; examples include law and French as well as Mechanical Engineering and Spanish.

Future opportunities

University Degree/ERASMUS schemes overseas using Languages/Language Apprenticeships.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Whitley Academy directly.

Last updated date: 11 October 2016
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