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Modern Foreign Languages French, German and Spanish A Level at Alderman White School and Language College

Course description

There are 4 main topic areas to study:
- Youth culture and concerns
- Lifestyle: health and fitness
- The world around us: travel, tourism, environmental issues and the French/Spanish/German speaking world
- Education and employment

At A2 Level, students will also further study traditions and customs, literature and the arts, national and international events.

Students will enhance and improve their grammatical skills and awareness in the foreign language and gain greater knowledge and understanding of the culture and issues of the countries where the language is spoken. The language and skills of debate and argument are also developed.

Assessment

AS Level
A speaking assessment of 8-10 minutes worth 30% of the total AS marks (15% of total A2 marks) to be taken in January or May. A listening, reading and writing paper worth 70% of the total AS marks (35% of total A2 marks) to be taken in January or June.

A2 Level
A speaking assessment debate of 11-13 minutes worth 35% of the total A2 marks and 17.5% of the total to be taken in January or May.

A reading and writing paper including research and translation worth 65% of the total A2 marks and 32.5% of the total qualification to be taken in January or May.

Future opportunities

Progression to a languages degree is a popular route though many universities offer the opportunity to combine a language with another subject such as Science, Business etc which allows students to spend a year studying abroad as part of their degree course. Many of the communication, research and analysis skills developed through the course are also highly desirable to future employers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Alderman White School and Language College directly.

Last updated date: 08 July 2015

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      We believe that the success of the College rests upon three things: the progress our students make in terms of each individual reaching their potential, how many students complete their courses, and also our success in ensuring all students achieve their favoured destination whether this is higher education, training schemes or embarking on their future career. We are proud of our most recent successes, including students who have gone on to study subjects such as Medicine, Law and Teaching at a variety of The Russell Group of Universities.

      As part of the successful 2011 OFSTED inspection, the following comments were made in the report :-

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      • "Lessons are characterised by teachers who are able to excite students with the subject being taught"

      Of course time in the Sixth Form is also about personal development. Our students play an active part in leadership programmes and organising activities for younger students; for example the College students act as House Captains for the Federation House system.