French and Spanish are offered as A Level MFL courses. Studying a Modern Language at A Level will help to develop the language skills you have already achieved. It is unique in its combined study of language, sociology, history, culture, literature and film. Therefore, you will also possess an interest in the world in which we live and will want to have a deeper understanding of, and a greater appreciation for, the cultural aspects of the countries where these languages are spoken. You will further develop this through the exciting opportunity to undertake your own personal study of a topic of interest for an Independent Research Project, which you will discuss in your final speaking exam. Lessons will involve the study of authentic spoken and written sources from various countries of the French and Spanish speaking world. There will also be opportunities to participate in trips to the theatre and possibly carry out work experience or attend language courses in France and Spain.
FRENCH – (Edexcel)
The qualification is made up of three components:
Paper 1 (40%) Listening, Reading and Translation (French to English) Paper 2 (30%) Written responses to the study of a literary text and a film plus translation (English to French)
Paper 3 (30%) Speaking (including a discussion of the student’s IRP)
Papers 1 and 3 will draw on material which covers four themes: Changes in French society; Political and Artistic Culture in French Speaking Countries; Immigration and Multicultural French Society; Occupation and Resistance in WW2.
The film studied is “Entre les Murs” (“The Class”) and the literary text studied is “No et Moi” by Delphine de Vigan.
Please visit www.qualifications.pearson.com for further information on the course.
SPANISH – (EDUQAS)
Paper 1 (30%) Speaking (including a discussion of the student’s IRP) Paper 2 (50%) Listening, Reading and Translation (Spanish to English and English to Spanish)
Paper 3 (20%) Critical and analytical responses to a literary text and a film
Papers 1 and 2 will draw on material which covers four themes: Being a Young Person in Spanish-Speaking society; Understanding the Spanish Speaking World; Diversity and Difference; The Two Spains - 1936 onwards.
The film studied is “El Laberinto del Fauno” (“Pan’s Labyrinth”) and the literary text studied is “La Casa de Bernarda Alba” by Federico García Lorca.
Please visit www.eduqas.co.uk for further information on the course.