There are simply no limits to the possibilities open to you if you incorporate languages into your studies. Languages at A-level offer you the fantastic opportunity to work towards becoming a fluent linguist.
These courses are designed to develop and assess listening, reading, writing and speaking skills while giving students a greater understanding of other cultures. Within the AS and A2 course we cover the following topic areas:
The teaching combines extensive written and spoken practice, including a 20-30-minute meeting each week with a foreign language assistant (a native speaker) conducted entirely in the chosen language.
We follow the Edexcel specification. Both AS and A2 is assessed through a combination of an internally assessed speaking exam (30%) and either Unit 2 (AS) and Unit 4 (A2) (70%)
At AS, listening, reading and writing are assessed within the topic areas and at A2, the focus is on a written translation, a discursive essay and a Research Based Essay on either a chosen novel/film or history unit.
For more information, including admission criteria, see the Sixth Form Options booklet.