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Modern Foreign Languages French, German and Spanish A Level at St Edward's Church of England School & Sixth Form College

Course description

The focus is for students to develop their linguistic abilities as outlined by the skills below and also study the culture and society of the countries where the target language is spoken. Students will study at least one literary text or one film at AS and a further text from a prescribed list (set by AQA) in the second year of A-level.

Course content

Topics covered are: A-Level
1. Social issues and trends
2. Political and Artistic culture
3. Grammar
4. Text / Film

Entry requirements

It is expected that students will have achieved at least the equivalent of GCSE grade B in the relevant language before taking this course. It is essential to make your subject teacher aware as early as possible that you are considering continuing with a language to AS or A-Level and seek advice.

Assessment

A-Level
Paper 1 - Listening, Reading, Writing & Translation (50%)
Paper 2 - Writing (20%)
Paper 3 - Speaking (30%)

AS Level
Paper 1- Listening, Reading, Writing & Translation (45%)
Paper 2 - Writing (25%)
Paper 3 - Speaking (30%)

Future opportunities

Some students choose to do degree courses in languages; others choose to pursue a Higher Education course in another subject but choose a language option alongside it. Having a language at A-Level will certainly improve your employability, in particular in companies which have international branches.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Edward's Church of England School & Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 26 September 2017
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