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A Level Modern Foreign Languages at Great Baddow High School

Course description

The aims of the course
- To develop an awareness of various aspects of a society or societies in which the target language is spoken.
- To develop a high level of communication skills and competence in the target language.
- To extend students intellectually and develop their general study skills.
- To prepare students for the use of target language in work, further study, training or leisure.
- To be enjoyable, interesting and relevant to the needs of students.
You will be required to demonstrate knowledge of contemporary society and linguistic competence by:
a) understanding and responding to authentic contemporary texts written in the target language, drawn from a variety of sources, such as magazines, newspapers, reports, books and other forms of extended writing;
b) understanding and responding to authentic contemporary spoken language drawn from a variety of sources, such as recorded news items, telephone messages, announcements, talks and discussions;
c) manipulating the target language accurately in spoken and written forms and in ways which demonstrate a capacity to choose appropriate examples of lexis and structures and to transfer meaning from and into the target language;
d) selecting information and presenting it in the target language, organising arguments and ideas logically;
e) seeking and providing opinions and information in a sustained spoken interchange in the target language;
f) manipulating the target language in spoken and written forms with appropriate and accurate use of lexis and structures in extended registers;
g) selecting and presenting information, analysing and evaluating ideas, organising and controlling arguments in the target language in extended content areas, including two literary/non-literary/business areas related to the target country.

Course content

The modules of the course include:
- listening, reading and writing, using authentic sources, involving knowledge of contemporary society in France/Germany;
- a prepared oral topic and oral extension, both of which may be freely chosen from the general topic areas by the candidate.
There is also a formal writing module where you will be expected to write in appropriate registers.
You are actively encouraged to visit the target language country, so that you can conduct your own research in situ using native speakers. You will also spend 30 minutes each fortnight with the Foreign Language Assistant in a one-to-one session. German and Business Studies are taking students to Berlin on a 4 day residential trip.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Great Baddow High School directly.

Last updated date: 30 April 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years