Modern Foreign Languages - 6th Form
The Modern Foreign Language courses at AS and A2 Level are challenging but highly rewarding. The course encourages students to communicate confidently and accurately in the foreign language through the spoken and written word, to develop critical insights into the contemporary society and cultural background of the countries where the foreign language is spoken and to increase sensitivity to language and language learning.
As well as providing a suitable foundation for further study and/or practical use of the foreign language, the courses also offer a satisfying and worthwhile learning experience. Through the study of Modern Foreign Languages at AS and A2 level, students will develop skills in communicating, in working with others, in information technology and in improving their own learning and performance.
|Year 12 – AS Level (Edexcel)||Year 13 – A2 Level (Edexcel)|
|Unit 1: Spoken Expression and Response 15%
Section A: Answering questions in the TL on a stimulus relating to a chosen general topic area.
Section B: Discussion on the same general topic area and its linked subtopics in the TL.
TL = Target language
|Unit 3: Understanding and Spoken Response 17.5%
Discussion on a chosen issue with a spontaneous discussion of at least two further unpredictable areas of discussion in the TL.
|Unit 2: Understanding and Written Response 35%
Section A: Listening to a range of authentic recorded TL material and retrieving information by responding to an array of TL questions.
Section B: Retrieving and conveying information by reading authentic printed materials in the TL and responding in English and in the TL.
Section C: Writing 200-220 words in the form of a letter, report or article in the TL based on a short TL stimulus.
|Unit 4: Research, Understanding and Written Response 32.5%
Section A: A short written translation from English into the TL.
Section B: A TL essay in response to one from a choice of seven questions that invite either discursive or creative writing.
Section C: A research based essay in the TL (240-270 words) linked to an area of personal interest, related to the culture and / or society of the TL country, countries or community.
The minimum grade for entry is B at GCSE level.