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2016 AS only
Awarding Body - Edexcel
Minimum requirements (in addition to college minimum)
B in the relevant GCSE language
Why choose a Italian?
able to speak a foreign language is an aspirational aim. Once learnt it
will support any career you might choose, opening doors and presenting
opportunities for employment, knowledge, experiences and personal
Studying an AS modern foreign
language will give you a deeper insight into the culture and language
of your chosen country, as well as a sound basis for further study.
Possible degree courses include a language with politics, linguistics
and business studies. As a result, the study of languages is often a
solid companion to other A levels in languages, business, economics and
government and politics.
employed in a wide and varied list of career choices, from primary
school teaching to interpreting to journalism, international foreign
affairs and multi-national business.
What will you learn?
fundamental objective the courses is to help
you develop an in depth knowledge of the language and its application.
Your time spent studying languages will be challenging and varied. At
Woodhouse, we like to immerse you in the culture of language as well as
You will expand your knowledge
and understanding through a mixture of class teaching, individual and
group study, debates, trips, visits, lectures and discussions. You will develop this through topics which may include
media, culture, health, relationships, environment, multicultural
society and contemporary social issues. You will learn to understand
and express yourselves using increasingly complex vocabulary and
structures, as well as comment on the use of language within specific
areas of society. You will read and discuss literature, in short
extracts, including using the internet, newspapers and magazines to
research and support argument. Importantly, through expanding your
linguistic abilities, you’ll learn communication skills and techniques
for working effectively in teams, as well as solving problems.
course is assessed, at the end of the year, through both written and
spoken examination. Each year 70% of your exam will be listening,
reading and writing, and 30% speaking.
languages, we also offer work experience in foreign countries during
you first year, as well as various trips both abroad and at home.
progress will be further supported by a team of language assistants
who will help you gain experience in speaking your chosen language
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