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Modern Languages AS A2 at Magdalen College School

Course description

French, German and Spanish

At A Level the aim is for students to develop their language skills to a more sophisticated level, as well as to learn about the wider world, and the target culture in particular, through the medium of the language chosen.

Course content

The topic areas which will be studied in each year of the A Level course are as follows:

AS Topics (Year 12):

Youth culture and concerns

Lifestyle: health and fitness

The world around us: (travel, tourism. environmental issues and the

French-speaking world)

Education and employment

A2 Topics (Year 13):

Customs, traditions, beliefs and religions

National and international events: past, present and future

Literature and the arts

Entry requirements

GCSE grade B in the language chosen. 



AS Unit 1 Spoken Expression and Response

Unit 2 Understanding and Written Response

A2 Unit 3 Understanding and Spoken Response

Unit 4 Research, Understanding and Written Response

Future opportunities

Modern Language graduates from Higher Education have the third best employment rates in the UK.  This is a reflection of the shortage of language skills currently recognised amongst the UK business and industrial sector.  While business is the biggest employer of students with specific modern language training both in the industrial and service sector, other major employment opportunities exist within the media - whether print journalism,  TV production or presenting.  language skills are further valued as a basis for a career in law or publishing, while the extension of language learning into primary schools means that the ongoing shortage of Modern Language teachers in the secondary school sector is now mirrored in the primary sector. 

Further information

A modern language can be combined with most other A Level subjects, as well as ideally complementing Leisure Studies. Recently, students have combined a language with Maths, Economics, Biology, Geography, History, English and Art, amongst others.

For further information please contact Miss H Carmell

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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