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Italian - A Level at King's Oak Academy

Course description

Italy: a country of food; art; love; beautiful language, intriguing (and at times mad) politics; contradictions; football; and much more. Deepen your linguistic and cultural knowledge through A-level Italian!

Course content

Year 1

Speaking: Show your ability to converse in Italian on a chosen topic area in an 8-10 minute exam. 
Understanding and written response paper: 2.5 hour listening and reading and a writing paper including an essay on a given title.

Year 2

Speaking: students demonstrate their spoken skill by presenting and taking a stance on any issue of their choice in an 11-13 minute exam. 
Research, understanding and written response: 2.5 hour exam with a choice of a discursive or creative essay, translation into Italian, and a research-based essay linked to an element of culture/society which is of interest to them.


Entry requirements

Grade B in Italian


Speaking exam conducted internally but all externally marked.

Future opportunities


BA degree in Modern Languages; combined courses such as Italian with Politics; Italian with International Management; with History of Art.


Journalist; interpreter; publisher; teacher; translator; tour guide; diplomat; banker; buyer.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King's Oak Academy directly.

Last updated date: 08 June 2015

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