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Ideally students will have achieved an A grade at GCSE. We offer French, German and Spanish to A2 level.
Students build on their knowledge of the language by practising the four skills of Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking. Topics covered will be: youth culture and concerns, lifestyle, the world around us, education & employment. Students will be expected to read newspapers and magazines regularly and will be encouraged to watch foreign language films and listen to foreign radio stations.
This continues the AS course regarding the practice of the four skills and also includes literature, film studies, customs and beliefs and national and international events. Students will be expected to spend some time in the country whose language they will be studying in the Summer prior to commencing the A2 course.
What could I go on to do at the end of my course?
You can study one or two modern languages at university or you can combine a language with a range of subjects such as economics, politics, law, English and so on. Careers in languages include interpreting, translation, BBC World Service, teaching and business. Increasingly, law offices are opening offices abroad and require their law graduates to be conversant in a foreign language.