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Arabic

Qualifications to start the course

Students must have five GCSEs including English, Mathematics and Science graded A* – C. Additional requirements for this subject: Students must have GCSE Arabic at grade B or above and have sat Higher papers.

Description of the subject

The Arabic AS and A2 Level courses form a natural progression from GCSE. The emphasis for examination is on skills of reading and writing in the language for a variety of purposes in the world of work for personal communication.

What you will do

  • Discuss topical issues such as the environment and racism in Arabic
  • Read Arabic newspapers and magazines
  • Learn about current affairs and the Arabic way of life from TV and radio
  • Use the internet for information and communication
  • Learn about Arabic history and culture
  • Speaking exam
  • Reading, writing and listening exam.

Future prospects

An advanced language qualification is very highly regarded by employers, universities and colleges.

  • Greatly enhanced employment possibilities throughout the increasingly global economy
  • A range of study and career opportunities in fields such as Travel and Tourism, Education, Politics, Law, Journalism, Trade, Marketing and Publishing
  • Communication and personal skills to benefit any future direction chosen.

Bengali

Qualifications to start the course

Students must have five GCSEs including English, Mathematics and Science graded A* – C. Additional requirements for this subject: Students must have GCSE Bengali at grade B or above and have done Higher papers.

Description of the subject

The AQA AS and A2 course aims to develop the student’s skills in:

  • The use of language for practical purposes
  • Awareness of learning strategies and study skills
  • Experiencing Bengali literature and through this gaining an understanding of the moral and intellectual aspects of human life.

What you will do

The course is studied in five parts:

  • Oral (a) Conversation (b) Sign translation into English
  • Listening Listening, Comprehension and Summary
  • Translation (a) Translation into English (b) Translation into Bengali
  • Reading Reading comprehension
  • Writing (a) Composition (b) Background knowledge

Future prospects

  • An advanced language qualification is very highly regarded by employers, universities and colleges
  • Greatly enhanced employment possibilities throughout the increasingly global economy
  • A range of study and career opportunities in fields such as Travel and Tourism, Education, Politics, Law, Journalism, Trade, Marketing and Publishing

Communication and personal skills to benefit any future direction chosen.

French

Qualifications to start the course

Students must have five GCSEs including English, Mathematics and Science graded A* – C. Additional requirements for this subject: Students must have GCSE French at grade B or above and must have done Higher papers.

Description of the subject

The French AS and A2 Level courses form a natural progression from GCSE, building on practical skills to enable you to understand and communicate in the written and spoken language for a variety of purposes in the world of work and leisure. Emphasis is placed on the development of personal and intellectual as well as linguistic skills.

What you will do

  • Discuss topical issues such as the environment and racism, in French
  • Read French newspapers and magazines
  • Study a film and a book in detail
  • Learn about current affairs and the French way of life from TV and radio
  • Use the internet for information and communication
  • Learn about French history and culture
  • Speaking exam
  • Reading, Writing and Listening exam.

Future prospects

An advanced language qualification is very highly regarded by employers, universities and colleges.

  • Greatly enhanced employment possibilities throughout the increasingly global economy
  • A range of study and career opportunities in fields such as Travel and Tourism, Education, Politics, Law, Journalism, Trade, Marketing and Publishing
  • Communication and personal skills to benefit any future direction chosen.

German

Qualifications to start the course

Students must have five GCSEs including English, Mathematics and Science graded A* – C. Additional requirements for this subject: Students must have GCSE French at grade B or above and must have done Higher papers.

Description of the subject

The French AS and A2 Level courses form a natural progression from GCSE, building on practical skills to enable you to understand and communicate in the written and spoken language for a variety of purposes in the world of work and leisure. Emphasis is placed on the development of personal and intellectual as well as linguistic skills.

What you will do

  • Discuss topical issues such as the environment and racism, in French
  • Read French newspapers and magazines
  • Study a film and a book in detail
  • Learn about current affairs and the French way of life from TV and radio
  • Use the internet for information and communication
  • Learn about French history and culture
  • Speaking exam
  • Reading, Writing and Listening exam.

Future prospects

An advanced language qualification is very highly regarded by employers, universities and colleges.

  • Greatly enhanced employment possibilities throughout the increasingly global economy
  • A range of study and career opportunities in fields such as Travel and Tourism, Education, Politics, Law, Journalism, Trade, Marketing and Publishing
  • Communication and personal skills to benefit any future direction chosen.

Italian

Qualifications to start the course

Students must have five GCSEs including English, Mathematics and Science graded A* – C. Additional requirements for this subject: Students must have GCSE Italian at grade B or above and have sat Higher papers.

Description of the subject

The Edexcel Italian AS and A2 Level courses form a natural progression from GCSE, building on practical skills to enable you to understand and communicate in the written and spoken language for a variety of purposes in the world of work and leisure. Emphasis is placed on the development of personal and intellectual as well as linguistic skills.

What you will do

  • Discuss topical issues such as the environment and racism, in Italian
  • Read Italian newspapers and magazines
  • Learn about current affairs and the Italian way of life from TV and radio
  • Use the internet for information and communication
  • Learn about Italian history and culture
  • Speaking exam
  • Reading, Writing and Listening exam.

 

Future prospects

An advanced language qualification is very highly regarded by employers, universities and colleges.

  • Greatly enhanced employment possibilities throughout the increasingly global economy
  • A range of study and career opportunities in fields such as Travel and Tourism, Education, Politics, Law, Journalism, Trade, Marketing and Publishing
  • Communication and personal skills to benefit any future direction chosen.

Spanish

Qualifications to start the course

Students must have five GCSEs including English, Mathematics and Science graded A* – C. Additional requirements for this subject: Students must have GCSE Spanish at grade B or above and have done Higher papers.

Description of the subject

The Spanish AS and A2 Level courses form a natural progression from GCSE, building on practical skills to enable you to understand and communicate in the written and spoken language for a variety of purposes in the world of work and leisure. Emphasis is placed on the development of personal and intellectual as well as linguistic skills.

What you will do

  • Discuss topical issues such as the environment and racism, in Spanish
  • Read Spanish newspapers and magazines
  • Study a book and a film
  • Learn about current affairs and the Spanish way of life from TV and radio
  • Use the internet for information and communication
  • Learn about Spanish history and culture
  • Speaking exam
  • Reading, Writing and Listening exam.

Future prospects

An advanced language qualification is very highly regarded by employers, universities and colleges.

  • Greatly enhanced employment possibilities throughout the increasingly global economy
  • A range of study and career opportunities in fields such as Travel and Tourism, Education, Politics, Law, Journalism, Trade, Marketing and Publishing
  • Communication and personal skills to benefit any future direction chosen.

Turkish

Qualifications to start the course

Students must have five GCSEs including English, Mathematics and Science graded A* – C. Additional requirements for this subject: Students must have GCSE Turkish at grade B or above and have sat Higher papers.

Description of the subject

The Turkish AS and A2 Level courses from a natural progression from GCSE. The emphasis for examination is on the skills of reading and writing in the language for a variety of purposes in the world of work for personal communication.

What you will do

  • Discuss topical issues such as the environment and racism, in Turkish
  • Read Turkish newspapers and magazines
  • Learn about current affairs and the way Turkish way of life from TV and radio
  • Use the internet for information and communication
  • Learn about Turkish history and culture
  • Speaking exam
  • Reading, Writing and Listening exam.

 

Future prospects

An advanced language qualification is very highly regarded by employers, universities and colleges.

  • Greatly enhanced employment possibilities throughout the increasingly global economy
  • A range of study and career opportunities in fields such as Travel and Tourism, Education, Politics, Law, Journalism, Trade, Marketing and Publishing
  • Communication and personal skills to benefit any future direction chosen.

Urdu

Qualifications to start the course

Students must have five GCSEs including English, Mathematics and Science graded A* – C Additional requirements for this subject: Students must have GCSE Urdu at grade B or above and have sat Higher papers.

Description of the subject

The Urdu AS and A2 Level courses form a natural progression from GCSE, building on practical skills to enable you to understand and communicate in the written and spoken language for a variety of purposes in the world of work and leisure. Emphasis is placed on the development of personal and intellectual as well as linguistic skills.

What you will do

  • Discuss topical issues such as the environment and racism, in Urdu
  • Read Urdu newspapers and magazines
  • Learn about current affairs and the Urdu way of life from TV and radio
  • Use the internet for information and communication
  • Learn about Pakistani history and culture
  • Speaking exam
  • Reading, Writing and Listening exam.

Future prospects

An advanced language qualification is very highly regarded by employers, universities and colleges.

  • Greatly enhanced employment possibilities throughout the increasingly global economy
  • A range of study and career opportunities in fields such as Travel and Tourism, Education, Politics, Law, Journalism, Trade, Marketing and Publishing
  • Communication and personal skills to benefit any future direction chosen.