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French/Spanish A Level at Copthall School

Course description

Why choose to study French/Spanish? We live in a multilingual, global society. Languages are all around us. They are used in numerous work and social situations. In opting for an A Level language, you choose to study a fascinating subject, in a fun and exciting way, where you will learn to appreciate the nature and diversity of different cultures and people, and to acquire the knowledge, skills and understanding for practical use, further study and employment.   Having a language at A’ level will improve your employability. Employers in the fields of science, medicine, law and technology look very favorably upon prospective employees with linguistic qualifications. It has been statistically proven that you are likely to earn more money if you can speak another language over the course of your working life.

Course content

Course outline: This qualification is linear. Students will sit all their exams at the end of the course.

Entry requirements

In order to follow an A’Level in a Modern Foreign Language, it is essential that you have at least a Grade 6 at GCSE Level in the language you are choosing to study. You should be hardworking and committed and should enjoy the language you have chosen to study. Finally, you should be organised and be able to meet deadlines.

Future opportunities

Higher education opportunities: Universities are very keen to attract students who possess an A level in a Modern Foreign Languages and you can study your Modern Language as a stand-alone subject or combined with another subject as a joint honours degree. The advantage of this is that you get to spend up to a year in a country where your language is spoken. There are several Modern Languages degrees currently on offer at universities across the country.  Many of these require students to study courses which cover the study of literary texts, film and media, as well as learning about the historical and political contexts of the country of the language being studied. There are also universities which offer more practical, professionally focused courses. These may include such themes as translation, international relations, international law or business.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 February 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years