If you have enjoyed studying French or Spanish at GCSE, why not continue to develop your linguistic skills at A-level? The ability to understand and communicate in another language is a life-long skill for education, employment and leisure purposes. You will discover new cultures and gain a broader view of today’s increasingly globalized world. In today’s job market employers favour prospective employees who can offer a foreign language.
Universities widely respect MFL qualifications as proof of the academic ability to study a wide variety of courses. The A-level course is a 2-year linear one with examinations at the end of this period.
All topics include the whole French or Spanish speaking world.
Our AQA MFL A-level courses are best suited to students achieving level 6/7 or above in French or Spanish at GCSE (or equivalent). Students need to enjoy communicating in the target language as well as reading, writing and sharing ideas. We build on the basis of solid GCSE skills.
Students must study either one text and one film or two texts.
Year 12 topics:
- The changing concept of ‘family’
- Cybersociety (technology in daily life)
- (Fr) The charity sector
- National heritage (both physical and cultural)
- Fr) Contemporary music
- (Fr) French cinema
…and we study one book or film. Most of the new grammar for A-level is covered in this year.
Year 13 Topics:
- Multicultural France
- Marginalised groups in society
- How criminals are treated
- Young people and political engagement
- Strikes and protests – a French phenomenon
- Politics, immigration and integration
… and a second book or film (to make one of each).