Six GCSEs 9-4 (or A*-C),Two from English, Maths OR Science
Two at least grade 6 (or B)
For French, German, Spanish:
GCSE grade 9-6 in prospective language (will consider grade 5 depending on overall GCSE grade profile)
GCSE Italian grade A*-B (9-6) OR native speakers of Italian on consultation with department at enrolment
A level: GCSE Chinese (Mandarin) grade A*-A OR native speakers of Chinese
GCSE: Native speakers of Chinese OR gifted linguists (1 or 2 Modern Foreign Languages at GCSE 9-7/A*-A)
A Level Modern Languages covers the following four topic areas:
• social issues and trends • political, intellectual and artistic culture • diversity and difference • history and political themes.
Component 1: Speaking (30%)
Oral examination: The oral examination consists of a presentation and discussion on an Independent Research Project concerning the Target Language country.(30%)
Component 2: Listening, Reading and Translation (50%)
Written examination testing: Reading, Listening and translation skills concerning the topics covered. (50%)
Component 3: Writing (20%)
Written examination testing;Two essays based on two literary texts and/or films.
Alongside developing analytical and interpretative skills, you will improve your communication skills and your ability to understand literature and grammar.
Languages are essential in the world of business, as well as being good proof of the sort of “breadth” required by universities seeking to recruit, for example, medical students. An A level in a language will give you the edge you need to get into popular and competitive careers. If you study a language A level, you maybe thinking of careers such as advertising, the diplomatic service, translating and interpreting, merchant banking, export marketing, civil service – as well as the possibility of working at a variety of levels in industries such as the hospitality sector
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