Modern Foreign Languages AS/A Level at Hazelwick School
The new A level French and German course has been designed to give you a profound understanding of your chosen language and you will not only learn about the mechanics of the language, for example, the grammar and vocabulary, but also how people live and use the language on a day to day basis.
Year 1: Social issues and trend: family, cyber society, voluntary work Artistic Culture: heritage, music, cinema A film and a literary text from the specification
Year 2: Current trends: family, cyber society, voluntary work Current Issues: diverse society, life for the marginalised, crime and punishment Political and artistic culture: heritage, music, cinema, teenage and politics, demonstration and strikes, politics and immigration A film and a literary text from the specification
Grade 6 in French or German.
Exam 1 Listening, reading and translations, English- French/ German and French/ German- English - 40% 2 ½ hour exam
Exam 2 Two essays, one text and one film or two texts - 30% 2 hour exam
Exam 3 Speaking exam, individual research project and one sub theme from the specification - 30% 20 minute exam plus preparation time
Apart from being beneficial at a personal level, an A Level in a Modern Foreign Language can help with many career paths. There are many opportunities in the travel and tourism industry and a foreign language has become an increasingly important skill for jobs in commerce and industries from engineering to law and marketing to computing. For those who wish to specialise in language, there is translation or teaching. Competence in a language demonstrates an ability to communicate and organise ideas logically and will give you broader career options.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hazelwick School directly.