Italian, Chinese, Russian (for native speakers)

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.

No coursework.

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 9CN0, 9IN0, 9RU0