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Modern Languages

This A level consists of six units.

Course Content:

Paper 1: Comprehension – Listening, Reading & Translation
Topic areas: Society, political and artistic culture, immigration, multiculturalisation, history 
Paper 2: Writing – Translation and Essay
Critical essay on a prescribed film and literary text plus a short translation exercise
Paper 3: Speaking
Two discussions with stimulus material. Internally conducted and externally assessed.

During the course many students may also have the opportunity of short residential visits to the countries where their language(s) is spoken and there are Work Experience links too. Occasional trips to the cinema and the theatre are also part of the Sixth Form experience.

Assessment Format

Paper 1: (Comprehension) 40%
Paper 2: (Writing) 30%
Paper 3: (Speaking) 30%
Coursework: Internally assessed, externally moderated (20%)


Board: Edexcel

Course Entry Requirements:
GCSE grade 6 and above.  A 7 is recommended.

Teacher to contact: Mr W Benskin