Website Menu
Close Menu
|
|
PromoImg
Trips
Find Out More
PromoImg
Languages KS 3&4
Find Out More
HdImage
Languages

In a world where the opportunities for international travel and employment continue to grow, the ability to communicate in a foreign language is a highly valued skill.

The study of a foreign language is an exciting and stimulating activity, which promotes the development of a variety of personal skills. The ability to communicate in a foreign language at a higher level brings an even greater sense of achievement and career opportunities, as well as a more in-depth understanding of other countries and communities.

We offer three A Level language courses in French, Mandarin and Spanish for students with a keen interest, enthusiasm and ability for language learning at a higher level. A Level students will develop an understanding of their chosen language in a variety of contexts and genres which enables them to communicate confidently, clearly and effectively in the language for a range of purposes. In addition to developing advanced communication skills, our A Level language courses also focus on the importance of awareness and understanding of the contemporary society, cultural background and heritage of countries or communities where the language is spoken. The courses encourage students to form their own opinions based on their study of the language in this broader context to enable them to take their place in a multilingual global society.

The Alice Smith School’s academic results in language courses are excellent with 100% of students taking Spanish and Mandarin A Levels in 2012 achieving A*-B with an impressive 85% of French students achieving the same grading.

Course Requirements

It is recommended that students embarking upon an A Level modern foreign language course have achieved at least a grade B in their chosen language at GCSE or equivalent, and they must achieve an average of a grade B in all their GCSE subjects.

Opportunities

Language A Levels are accepted entrance subjects at all universities. The higher learning of pure language at degree level leads to opportunities in Linguistics, Interpreting, Translation and Teaching. Any foreign language skill is a positive advantage in all job sectors globally, from International Relations and Politics, to Engineering, ICT and the Media.

back to the top
Tap here for SUB-MENU
back to the top