French / German

MFL – French

         Awarding Body / Specification No:  AQA 7652

            http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/as-and-a-level/french-7652

What will you be learning?

The A level in French provides an engaging and exciting opportunity for students to build on their previous study.

You will:

  • learn more about social, intellectual, historical, cultural and political themes
  • develop your linguistic knowledge, cultural understanding and awareness
  • have the opportunity to study literature and film
  • undertake a deeper analysis of language structures and grammar
  • focus on gaining confidence, fluency and spontaneity in the target language
  • research an area of personal interest to enhance your cultural appreciation and develop your awareness of intercultural differences

 

Main topics of study will be selected from the following themes:

– social issues and trends

– political, intellectual and/or artistic culture

You will also study one film and one literary text, or two literary texts.

 

You will be expected to participate actively in discussions, so an interest in the world around you is needed.  You will find a large bilingual dictionary is very useful.  You will have a lesson with the French assistant for 30 minutes per week.  This is in addition to your timetabled lessons.

 

Entry requirements  GCSE French grade 6.

 

How is the course examined or assessed?

The A Level in languages is linear which means that all exams will be taken at the end of the two year course.  There are three separate exams:

Listening, Reading and Writing – to include translation both to and from the target language.

Writing – essay writing in response to one or two literary texts and/or one film studied.

Speaking – discussion of a stimulus card, followed by a wider discussion of topics covered.

 

What happens when you have finished?
You will find that an A Level in Language makes you more marketable if you are entering the jobs market. There are countless opportunities to combine French with other subjects at degree level, many offering a year or term in France.  The UCAS website offers numerous Law and French, French and Business, French and Engineering and French and Psychology courses, to name only a few.  In total over 1000 courses are available.

 

MFL – German

Awarding Body / Specification No:  AQA 7662

                http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/as-and-a-level/german-7662

What will you be learning?

The A level in German provides an engaging and exciting opportunity for students to build on their previous study.

You will:

  • learn more about social, intellectual, historical, cultural and political themes
  • develop your linguistic knowledge, cultural understanding and awareness
  • have the opportunity to study literature and film
  • undertake a deeper analysis of language structures and grammar
  • focus on gaining confidence, fluency and spontaneity in the target language
  • research an area of personal interest to enhance your cultural appreciation and develop your awareness of intercultural differences

 

Main topics of study will be selected from the following themes:

– social issues and trends

– political, intellectual and/or artistic culture

You will also study one film and one literary text, or two literary texts.

You will be expected to participate actively in discussions, so an interest in the world around you is needed.  You will find a large bilingual dictionary is very useful.  You will have a lesson with the German assistant for 30 minutes per week.  This is in addition to your timetabled lessons.

 

Entry requirements     GCSE German grade 6

 

How is the course examined or assessed?

The A Level in languages is linear which means that all exams will be taken at the end of the two year course.  There are three separate exams:

Listening, Reading and Writing – to include translation both to and from the target language.

Writing – essay writing in response to one or two literary texts and/or one film studied.

Speaking – discussion of a stimulus card, followed by a wider discussion of topics covered.

 

What happens when you have finished?

You will find that an A level language makes you more marketable if you are entering the jobs market.  Germany is still Britain’s most important European trading partner.

There are countless opportunities to combine German with other subjects at degree level, many offering a year or term in Germany.  The UCAS website offers numerous Law and German, German and Business, German and Engineering and German and Psychology courses, to name only a few. In total over 1000 courses are available.