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Modern Languages

– French – German - Spanish -

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSE grades A* to C including a minimum of a B grade in your
chosen language (although a GCSE
grade A* or A is advisable in the
language(s) chosen. Students should
discuss their suitability with their
GCSE languages teacher.

Length of Course:

Two years (AS will be available as a one year course)

Examination Board:

AQA

Assessment:

By written and oral examination – 3
in total. The examinations cover
the four skills of listening, reading,
writing and speaking. You must be prepared to participate fully during the lessons in your chosen  language, carry out independent research and attend compulsory lessons with language assistants.

French 

TOPICS  
Social issues and trends e.g. how criminals are treated, life for the marginalised.
Political and artistic culture e.g. cinema, demonstrations and strikes.
Literary texts and films Students will study either two target language literature texts or one text
and one film.
Individual research project A topic of the student’s choice relating to a French speaking country.

German 

TOPICS  
Social issues and trends e.g. youth culture, fashion, music and television, multiculturalism.
Political and artistic culture e.g. cultural life in Berlin past and present, reunification and its
consequences.
Literary texts and films Students will study either two target language literature texts or one text
and one film.
Individual research project A topic of the student’s choice relating to a German speaking country.

Spanish 

TOPICS Table Heading
Social issues and trends e.g. aspects of modern and traditional Hispanic society, multiculturalism.
Political and artistic culture e.g. Spanish regional identity, monarchies, republics and dictatorships.
Literary texts and films Students will study either two target language literature texts or one text
and one film.
Individual research project A topic of the student’s choice relating to a German speaking country.

Skills

Research, essay writing, reading comprehension, listening comprehension, ICT, translation from and
into the target language, literature analysis, role play, debate and discussion, presenting a topic orally.

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