The Modern Languages Department is one of the most vibrant centres of study in the county and places a lot of emphasis on the idea of lifelong learning and the role of languages in the curriculum. Whilst the main languages of Spanish, French and German and studied on the main curriculum, there are often opportunities to study Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese and Korean; not to mention the array of visits to the countries where the main languages are spoken. At A Level there is a lot of variety and students have an opportunity to branch out for their oral topic as they set and research a personal area of interest in the countries of these languages.
Type of Assessment
Examination: Oral assessment – discussion on chosen topic followed by discussion based on a stimulus card
Examination: Listening, reading and translation from target language to English and English to target language
2 hours 30 minutes
Examination: Writing assessment – based on texts or films
Guarantees a place on the course: 7 in German
You could take this course with other advanced level course or equivalent to prepare for higher education in German, other languages or more general higher education courses.With further training, you could go into a job related to German or European Languages such as a Teacher, Translator, or you may wish to use your German to study or work over in Germany.The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the travel and tourism sector.