Why study Modern Foreign Languages(French/Spanish)?
The subject provides opportunities to develop language skills and general knowledge through student focused assessment. With an element of personal choice and a wide range of appealing content and opportunities, the course allows students to gain a greater understanding of another culture. Grammar is studied alongside the various themes. Studying a language helps students to become well-informed and effective communicators.
Aspects of French-speaking society: current trends
Artistic culture in the French-speaking world
Aspects of Spanish-speaking society
Artistic culture in the Spanish-speaking world
Aspects of French-speaking society: current issues
Aspects of political life in the French-speaking world
Multiculturalism in Spanish-speaking society
Aspects of political life in the Spanish-speaking world
An individual research project
All Sixth Form linguists are offered the opportunity to go to France or Spain as part of a Work Experience scheme. Students also benefit from individual support with a Foreign Languages Assistant.
What career opportunities are there?
Languages are recognised as being intellectually challenging, and both universities and employers look more favourably at potential candidates who have a language. European languages are the key to European communication and you can combine a language with any other field of study at university, allowing you to study abroad as part of your degree. If you continue to study a language you will have the opportunity to follow some of the most prestigious international business courses universities have to offer. Here are just a few possible career fields: International sales and marketing, Investment banking, Law, Education, Government / European Parliament, Journalism, Travel and Tourism.
Syllabus: French / Spanish
Examination Board: AQA
More information: Mrs M Pellon