IB Languages Level 3

Languages, Literature and Culture

Languages, Literature and Culture
Languages, Literature and Culture

What will you be working towards?

Code 120
Qualification Type International Baccalaureate Diploma
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This course focuses on language learning and developing international mindedness.

The aim of the course is to enhance linguistic skills and promote and develop students’ capacity for critical thinking on the basis of their knowledge and understanding of the language, culture and society of the countries where the language is spoken. Students will also develop their knowledge about matters central to the society and culture, past and present, of the countries where the language is spoken.

This course equips students with transferable skills such as autonomy, resourcefulness, creativity, critical thinking and linguistic, cultural and cognitive flexibility that will enable them to proceed to further study or employment.  It will also foster their ability to learn other languages.  Having a qualification in a foreign language will make individuals more competitive in the workplace.


Over two years, vocabulary and grammar in the target language will be reinforced and extended through the study of following themes;

  • Identities
  • Experiences
  • Human ingenuity
  • Social organisation
  • Sharing the planet

How will it be delivered?

This course is assessed through two external assessments, based on writing and receptive skills (listening and reading) and also an internal oral assessment.

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 9-4 grades in GCSE examinations including English and Maths. French/Spanish to at least grade 5.


Your next steps...

  • University
  • Translator
  • Interpreter
  • Diplomat
  • Teacher
  • Military