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Modern Foreign Languages (Spanish, German and French) AS and A Level at The Oxford Academy

Course description

Students of AS/ A Level Spanish, German and French develop confident, effective communication skills in the language and a thorough understanding of the culture of the country and communities where the language is spoken. Each of the courses develop an interest in, and enthusiasm for, language learning and encourages students to consider their study of the language in a broader context.


Course content

The four unit specification requires you to develop your ability to write and speak in the language with accurate grammar and syntax for a range of purposes, and to understand written or spoken Spanish, German or French in a variety of contexts and genres.

The course is only suited to students who have studied GCSE Spanish, German or French and wish to study the language at a higher level.

There is an extensive range of vocabulary and grammar covered in the course and exciting opportunities to increase exposure to the language in a variety of different topics:

  •  Media
  •  Popular Culture
  •  Lifestyle
  •  Family relationships
  •  Environment
  •  The multicultural society
  •  Contemporary social issues

Entry requirements

5 A*- C including English and Maths level 5, with a minimum of GCSE grade B in the languages chosen.

Future opportunities

There are a number of potential careers leading from an A Level in Spanish, German or French including:

  •  Translation
  •   Interpretation
  •   Work in the travel industry
  •   Foreign firms, both national and international
  •   Government and embassy careers

There are also opportunities for further study in any of these fields, with an A Level in Spanish, German or French.

Other courses that might interest you include A Level History and Media Studies.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Oxford Academy directly.

Last updated date: 30 October 2017
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