What will you do on this course?
The core content comprises of:
• Social issues and trends (eg how criminals are treated/the changing nature of the family)
• Political and artistic culture (eg immigration/should teenagers have the right to vote?)
• Study of film and literature
• Listening to podcasts and news reports in the target language and grammar
• Reading articles from authentic newspapers and magazines from the target language country
• Watching and analysing films in the target language
How will you be assessed?
The A Level exam is based on three tests:
Paper 1: Listening, reading and writing, including translation into English and into the target language (2 hours – 40%).
Paper 2: Writing (2 hours 40 minutes 30%) Written
response about a film and a literary text – grammar and translation.
Paper 3: Speaking (21-23 minutes – including
5 minutes prep time – 30%).
Section A: Discussion based on a stimulus card.
Section B: Presentation and discussion on student’s
Independent research project.
What could this course lead to?
It is well established that universities, the Russell Group in particular, like candidates who have studied a language to a higher level, even if their chosen field of university study is not Modern Languages.
This qualification is intended to lead students to:
• Derive enjoyment and benefit from language learning
• Acquire knowledge, skills and understanding for practical use, further study and/or employment
• Communicate with speakers of the language and to take their place in a multilingual society.
We have specialist teachers to teach this course to our Native Speakers.
They are offered 1 lesson per week in Year 13 to cover the main topics, prepare for exam-style questions, study the film and literature and essay-writing techniques in their native language and to prepare as best as they can to get top marks in their exams.
What syllabus do you follow?
Pearson Edexcel Advanced GCE