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Modern Foreign Languages French, German and Spanish A Level at Wirral Grammar School for Girls

Course description

An Advanced Level qualification is an essential requirement for many further education courses in Modern Foreign Languages. Students not considering further education will also find that an AS/A level pass may open new and further opportunities in many careers such as journalism, banking, commerce and secretarial work. The importance of a language skill for all areas of business and industry in the European Single Market is becoming increasingly stressed. None of this detracts of course from the purely personal benefit of language study, the effects of which can be a source of life-long enjoyment.

French, German or Spanish combine particularly well not only with another foreign language at AS/A level but also with other arts, social science and science subjects.

Course content

The AS examination builds on the 4 skills that pupils have acquired at GCSE - Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. In the A2 examination these skills are further developed and examined, and, in addition, we will be studying two further cultural themes. We will be studying a range of contemporary issues, including the family and relationships, media, environmental issues, immigration and multiculturalism.

Entry requirements

To study French, German or Spanish to AS or A level, it is essential for students to have a good pass at GCSE (A*-B). They should be interested in using the language in a practical way, in discovering more about the background and culture of the country as well as preferably visiting the country during their time in the sixth form. In addition to the written and listening work set, students will be expected to do extra work in a regular and systematic manner.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wirral Grammar School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 23 September 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years