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Modern Languages - Spanish, French, German AS/A Level at Wymondham College

Course description

As the technology revolution makes the world smaller, foreign language skills are becoming increasingly valued by employers seeking to compete in global markets.

The Modern Languages courses aim to provide students with a thorough knowledge of the languages (Spanish and French) and to develop, in particular, the skill of speaking with a high degree of fluency.

They provide a basis for the further study of foreign languages at degree level or as a support to other fields of study

Course content

AS Level

UNIT 1: LISTENING, READING & TRANSLATION EXAMINATION 40%

UNIT 2: WRITING EXAMINATION 30%, SPEAKING ASSESSMENT 30% #

COMPULSORY CONTENT: You will study two topic areas over the year and the examination.

  • ASPECTS OF SOCIETY: Family & its values: This module looks at the nature of the family and its evolution alongside traditional values.
  • THE DIGITAL WORLD: You will be able to discuss the place, role and influence of communication technology in our society.
  • ARTS AND CULTURE: This module focuses on the cultural heritage of the language studied including music, TV, fashion, art, festivals, traditions, regional identies.
  • GRAMMAR OPTIONAL CONTENT: To study one book/ film from the list in the specification.

 

A Level

UNIT 3: LISTENING, READING & TRANSLATION EXAMINATION 40%

UNIT 4: WRITING EXAMINATION 30%, SPEAKING ASSESMENT 30%

COMPULSORY CONTENT: Students will study 4 topic areas over the year and the examination.

  • ASPECTS OF SOCIETY: Family & its values: This module looks at the nature of the family and its evolution alongside with traditional values. The digital world: You will be able to discuss the place, role and influence of communication technology in our society.
  • ART & CULTURE: This module focuses on the cultural heritage of the language studied including music, TV, fashion, art, festivals, traditions, regional identities.
  • MULTICULTURALISM: In this module, you look into the country‚Äôs history and current situation regarding immigration, integration, racism.
  • POLITICAL ASPECTS: This module will focus on teenagers of the studied language and country and their rights & commitments and the history of the country (Monarchies/ Europe etc.)
  • GRAMMAR OPTIONAL CONTENT: study two books or one book and one film. Individual research topic on a subject of personal interest relating to the country of where the language of study is spoken.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade B or above in chosen language.

Assessment

100% Examination

Future opportunities

The ability to speak languages is not only to pursue a career in teaching, translating and interpreting.

With the globalisation of industry and commerce, graduates with a good command of modern languages are sought after for numerous roles in government and business, examples being overseas development, banking, business and law.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wymondham College directly.

Last updated date: 27 May 2016

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