Course summary

These courses aim to encourage candidates to develop the knowledge and skills acquired at GCSE and use their language skills in a wide range of contexts. They will gain a useful insight into another culture and reflect on various aspects of contemporary society.  In addition the course will enhance their employment prospects, facilitate foreign travel and improve their linguistic level.

How will I be assessed?

The A2 exam will consist of three units.

Paper 1: Listening, reading and writing

Paper 2: Writing

Paper 3L Speaking

How is the course delivered?


But is there a chance to practise my spoken language in real life situations?

Yes we organise study visits abroad.

Is this course suitable for me?

Yes, if you enjoy meeting people and conversing in a foreign language or if you are interested in

working abroad in the future.

What will I study?

Social Issues and trends, such as the changing role of the cyber society and the place of voluntary work in today’s world.

Artistic culture and cultural heritage of the target language.



Work of literature


What materials do I have to provide?

Students are issued with a copy of the text book. A grammar book and a large bilingual dictionary are useful for independent work.

What can I do after this course?

In addition to traditional careers in interpreting,translating, and teaching, a foreign language is sought after to accompany many courses in Further Education, for instance Law, and History. It can be studied further in combination with new subjects, for instance International Relations, Politics, Business and Marketing or in fact a new language such as Russian, Mandarin or Italian.

Is there anything else I need to know about this course?

READ any authentic material you can lay your hands on – children’s books, magazines, newspapers, LISTEN – to radio in the target language (put it on in the background when you are doing something else) WATCH foreign language TV channels ,borrow films from the language department or pop along to the QUAD where foreign language films are often screened.  ACCESS foreign websites and read.  ATTEND all sessions with our assistant.

Who can I contact for more information?

Ms Morley – French

Mr Perks – Spanish