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Modern Languages A Level at Ivybridge Community College

Course description

In a world growing ‘smaller’ due to increased contacts, trade and communications, the ability to communicate in one or more Modern Language is becoming more and more vital and advantageous.

Many young people are also beginning to think about careers which might take them abroad where there are rapidly growing opportunities all the time.

What will you study?

There are four units of assessment, tested through a variety of mixed skills papers. To gain a certificate for AS Level you will need to be assessed, in May, normally at the end of Year 12, on two units. To gain the certificate for Advanced Level (called A2) you will need to be assessed on a further two units at the end of Year 13. It is possible for students to re-sit individual units to improve their grades.

These units will address the four major skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Therefore, students will have regular opportunities to develop confidence and competence in these skills, through a variety of sources, materials and teaching strategies.

Typical content which students will explore for the purposes of practical communication, covers the areas of Culture and the Arts, the World of Work, the Media and a variety of Social, Environmental and Contemporary issues, as well as general human interest news items. These topics will be pertinent to any country where the studied language is spoken.

Entry requirements

In order to be considered for an Advanced Subsidiary Course, which leads to a full Advanced Level, students will be expected to have gained an absolute minimum of five GCSE grades at C or above in Mathematics and English, with a minimum of B grades in their chosen subjects having been studied at a higher tier. Students achieving a C grade at GCSE in their chosen subject may be accepted only by negotiation and agreement with the Team Leader for that subject.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 September 2016

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