Modern Languages AS A2 at Magdalen College School
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.
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
Education and employment
A2 Topics (Year 13):
Customs, traditions, beliefs and religions
National and international events: past, present and future
Literature and the arts
GCSE grade B in the language chosen.
SUMMARY OF UNITS:
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
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.
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.