A Level Languages

A LEVEL LANGUAGES – FRENCH, GERMAN AND SPANISH
Acting Head of French – Ms L Nye BA (Sussex) PGCE (Reading) lnye@stedmundscollege.org
Acting Head of German – Miss A Dunning BA (Bath) adunning@stedmundscollege.org
Acting Head of Spanish – Mrs E Franco MA (Leon) efranco@stedmundscollege.org

COURSE CONTENT IN RHETORIC I

There are 3 components to the examination.

Component 1 – Speaking with an external examiner.  Based on 2 stimulus cards on two of the themes covered
Component 2 – Listening, Reading and Translation
(Translation from English into the Target Language and from the Target Language into English)
Component 3 – Critical Response in Writing

One essay question from a choice of two based on the study of one literary work or film from the prescribed lists.

Themes:-

Being a young person in French/German/Spanish speaking society

  • Families and citizenship
  • Youth trends and personal identity
  • Education and employment opportunities

Understanding the French/German/Spanish speaking world

  • Regional, culture and heritage in the chosen language.
  • Media, art, film and music in the chosen language.
COURSE CONTENT IN RHETORIC II

There are 3 components to the examination.

Component 1 – Speaking with an external examiner.

  • Presentation and discussion of an independent research project
  • Discussion based on a stimulus card relating to one of the themes studied

Component 2 – Listening, Reading and Translation
(Translation from English into the Target Language and from the Target Language into English)

Component 3 – Critical Response in Writing

Two essays, one based on a literary work and the second on a film from the prescribed work.

Themes:-

Being a young person in French/German/Spanish speaking society

  • Families and citizenship
  • Youth trends and personal identity
  • Education and employment opportunities

Understanding the French/German/Spanish-speaking world

Diversity and difference
– Migration and integration; cultural identity and marginalisation; cultural enrichment and celebrating difference; discrimination and diversity

Key skills
  • Lesson delivery almost entirely in the target language
  • Opportunities to participate in language based activities to develop skills
  • Encourage fluent and competent use of target language for students and enhance this with native speaker lessons to supplement courses.
  • Deepen cultural understanding and awareness of target language country and its social issues
  • Enhancement and development of independent skills through target language presentation to peers and external visitors using ICT.
Enrichment opportunities

Work experience or home-stay experience in the target language country.
Opportunity to take the DELF/DALF (recognised international qualification in French) examination as part of our Period 7 Activities programme.

Higher education and career prospects

At university level, you can combine languages or study with an additional subject such as Business Studies, Economics, Law, Politics, Psychology or Tourism.
A wide range of careers are open to you: Business, Education, International companies, Journalism, Law, Public Relations, Tourism.

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