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French and Spanish

Subject Area:
Level: TWO-YEAR A Level
Exam Board: AQA
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What do I need to study this course?

A Level French: Grade 6 in GCSE French.

A Level Spanish: Grade 6 in GCSE Spanish


What will I study?

A Level French – Two Year A Level

This motivating course enables you to develop your knowledge and understanding of the French language and culture. You will acquire transferable language and study skills. The course covers political and social issues such as homelessness and the artistic culture of France and French-speaking countries, for example cinema and music. You will write essays on one literary text and one film and have conversation lessons with a native speaker.

A Level Spanish – Two Year A Level

Students will study topics similar to those at GCSE but from a more mature perspective. Modern and traditional values, cyberspace, equal rights, modern day idols, Spanish regional identity, cultural heritage, a film called “Ocho apellidos vascos”, immigration, racism, integration, today’s youth tomorrow’s citizens, an individual research project, a play called “Las bicicletas son para el verano”, grammar and translation. Not only does this course offer endless opportunities to discover the true Hispanic culture but also students will be able to experience it themselves by taking part in a trip to Spain.


What next?

A Level French

At university, French can be combined with another language or with many other subjects such as Economics, Law, History and even Physics. French is essential in the world of business and is good proof of the sort of “breadth” required by universities seeking to recruit, for example, medical students. A level French gives you the edge you need to get into popular careers like marketing or journalism and language graduates are highly employable.

A Level Spanish

Studying modern languages will give you excellent career opportunities and life-long skills in today’s international market. Knowledge of another language makes you more employable and stands out in job applications. The department has an excellent record of accomplishment with many students going on to university to study Spanish.

Did you know?

Apart from English, French is the only other language that is taught in every country of the world.