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Italian AS/A2 level at City and Islington College

Course description

Being confident in a language will enhance your employability, increase your communication skills and give you an educational advantage in an increasingly international and competitive world.

Employers consider a second language to be highly desirable and the academic rigour of language study is highly valued by universities. This two-year course will not only develop language skills you learned at GCSE level (or overseas equivalent), it will extend your knowledge of the Italian language and Italian culture as a whole.

Course content

On this course you will develop your knowledge and understanding of the language by studying social issues and trends as well as political, intellectual and artistic culture.

The course will include the study of a film and a book. You will also prepare a research topic for your speaking exam. Assessment will test all four skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Entry requirements

  • You must satisfy the general entry criteria for A Level courses,
  • In addition, you should have gained a grade B in GCSE Italian. Individual cases will be considered if you have a bilingual background.


Assessment is by oral and aural testing, along with written and translation work. Successful completion of the first year gains you an AS Level in Italian. Successful completion of the second gains you an A Level in Italian.

Future opportunities

Language skills are highly prized by both Universities and employers. Good results in your Italian A Level could see you study Italian or Modern Languages at University. Particularly fluent speakers can start using their skills as translators or copywriters straight away.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City and Islington College directly.

Last updated date: 22 March 2016
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    • We are a specialist A Level Sixth Form College in the heart of Angel, Islington, with over 25 years of proven success and an outstanding record of achievement. Last year our overall A Level pass rate was 99%, 70% of students achieved grades from A*-C and 31 A Level subjects boasted a 100% pass rate.

      What we offer

      We specialise in preparing you for higher education and have an extensive range of subjects on offer, many of which are not offered elsewhere in London. Our teachers are A Level specialists, many are examiners and some have PHDs. The College offers superb facilities specially designed for A Level teaching.