French, German, Spanish

Transition materials for Y11 going into Y12

WHAT IS FRENCH/GERMAN/SPANISH?
Students will study highlights of the target language country’s artistic culture, including music and cinema, and learn about political engagement. Students also explore the influence of the past on present-day target language communities.

WHY STUDY FRENCH/GERMAN/SPANISH?
Learning a language is a long term investment – an asset to adult life.

English is a global language, but in fact, only about 6% of the world’s population are native English speakers and an estimated 75% do not speak English at all.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
To study at Cowley Sixth Form College, you must have achieved a minimum of five GCSEs or equivalent, graded 9 – 4, across four separate subjects, including GCSE Mathematics and English Language.

In addition, a positive college interview is required.

In addition, a grade 5 or above at GCSE in the language to be studied is required.

HOW IS THE COURSE ASSESSED?
100% Final exam in Year 13.

Paper 1 – Listening, Reading, Writing (50%)

Paper 2 – Writing (essay on literary text or film studied) (20%)

Paper 3 – Speaking (30%)

WHAT CAN I DO WITH AN A-LEVEL IN FRENCH/GERMAN/SPANISH?
Apart from being beneficial on a personal level, an A-level in a language is useful in many career paths and will improve your employability.

Students find that MFL is a natural fit with many other subjects, enabling them to use their skills and qualifications to access career opportunities at home and abroad.