Modern Languages

Modern Languages 

French, German, Spanish

Examining Board: OCR


The course will convert your GCSE pass to a high level of spoken, written and grammatical accuracy. It will enhance your personal communication skills and you will develop an intimate knowledge of the culture of the country.

 

AS AND A-LEVEL FRENCH

THEMES AND SUB-THEMES

Aspects of French-speaking society: current trends (AS and A-level)
•    The changing nature of family
•    The ‘cyber-society’
•    The place of voluntary work

Artistic culture in the French-speaking world (AS and A-level)
•    A culture proud of its heritage
•    Contemporary francophone music
•    Cinema: the 7th art form  

Aspects of French-speaking society: current issues (A-level only)
•    Positive features of a diverse society
•    Life for the marginalised
•    How criminals are treated


Aspects of political life in the French-speaking world  (A-level only)
•    Teenagers, the right to vote and political commitment
•    Demonstrations, strikes – who holds the power?



AS AND A-LEVEL GERMAN
THEMES AND SUB-THEMES

Aspects of German-speaking society (AS and A-level
•    The changing state of the family
•    The digital world
•    Youth culture: fashion and trends, music, television

Artistic culture in the German-speaking world (AS and A-level)
•    Festivals and traditions
•    Art and architecture
•    Cultural life in Berlin, past and present

Multiculturalism in German-speaking society (A-level only)
•    Immigration
•    Integration

•    Racism

Aspects of political life in the German-speaking world (A-level only)
•    Germany and the European Union
•    Politics and youth
•    German re-unification and its consequences



AS AND A-LEVEL SPANISH
THEMES AND SUB-THEMES

Aspects of Hispanic society (AS and A-level)
•    Modern and traditional values
•    Cyberspace
•    Equal rights

Artistic culture in the Hispanic world (AS and A-level)
•    Modern day idols
•    Spanish regional identity
•    Cultural heritage

Multiculturalism in Hispanic society (A-level only)
•    Immigration
•    Racism
•    Integration

Aspects of political life in the Hispanic world (A-level only)
•    Today’s youth, tomorrow’s citizens
•    Monarchies and dictatorships
•    Popular movements

ASSESSMENT

AS Paper 1
Written exam: Listening, Reading, Translation into English-90 marks - 45% of AS

AS Paper 2
Written exam: Translation into target language, Essay on set text or film - 50 marks-25% of AS

AS Paper 3
Oral exam: Discussion of two sub-themes, based on stimulus cards-60 marks - 30% of AS

A-level Paper 1
Written exam: Listening, Reading, Translation into English, Translation into target language 100 marks - 50% of A-level

A-level Paper 2
Written exam: 2 essays on set texts/films
80 marks - 20% of A-level

A-level Paper 3
Oral exam - Discussion of a sub-theme based on a stimulus card - Presentation and discussion of individual research project
60 marks - 30% of A-level

WHY STUDY LANGUAGES?
A large number of university courses can be supplemented by a modern language, thus opening up career opportunities extensively.
Leading universities now promote the fact that, in our global economy, many companies are keen to employ linguists
Studies also show that, at degree level, modern foreign language students have employment chances second only to a degree in medicine. 

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