WHAT DO YOU NEED TO TAKE THIS COURSE?
You should have a grade B or higher at GCSE before starting the course. You need to have an interest in the foreign language as well as a desire to learn about the countries and cultures where that language is spoken. You should have good listening skills and a desire to communicate spontaneously verbally and in writing.
WHAT SKILLS WILL YOU DEVELOP?
- You will gain a greater understanding of the countries and cultures where the language you are studying is spoken.
- You will develop key skills for communication and listening at a higher level.
- You will discover more about how language works.
- You will gain confidence in your use of the language.
HOW IS THE COURSE STRUCTURED?
There will be regular opportunities to practise the four skills of Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The examination material will be drawn from the following topic areas at AS level:
- Aspects of French or German-speaking society, including the changing nature of family, cyber-society, youth culture and heritage.
- Artistic culture in the French or German-speaking world, including music, cinema, art and architecture.
- Study of a book or film in the target language.
For A Level the above will be studied, plus:
Social issues in the French or German-speaking world, including multiculturalism, integration and racism.
- Politics in the European Union.
- A second film or book in the target language.
- Independent Research Project.
AS French - http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/as-and-a-level/french-7651
AS German - http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/as-and-a-level/german-7661
A2 French - http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/as-and-a-level/french-7652
A2 German - http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/as-and-a-level/german-7662
WHERE THE COURSE COULD TAKE YOU
An A Level language qualification can lead to further study up to and beyond degree level. Employment possibilities are many and varied ranging from teaching, following a degree course, to working for a company in the UK or abroad, which has links with France Germany or French and German-speaking countries. Employers in a wide range of industries such as tourism or some retail outlets welcome staff with language expertise.