Modern Languages

In Penylan

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  • Typology

    Vocational qualification

  • Location

    Penylan (Wales)

Description

During the course you may have the opportunity to visit a country where your chosen language is spoken as part of an exchange or study trip as well as an email exchange with people of your own age. You will also have the opportunity to speak your chosen language regularly with a native speaker, and learn about their country, culture and history.

Facilities

Location

Starts

Penylan (Cardiff)
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Ty Gwyn Road, CF23 5QD

Starts

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To take into account

Grade B or above at GCSE in whichever Modern Language subject you choose to study.

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Course programme



Modern Languages
French, Italian, Spanish and German
The following topics will be studied with reference to target language countries as well as in a wider global context as appropriate:

AS
Leisure and LifestylesThe Individual and Society

A Level (A2)
Environmental IssuesSocial and Political Issues

As well as the specified topics, A2 students will also take one Guided Studies option from:
Regions of the country studiedThe World of CinemaThe World of LiteratureDuring the course you may have the opportunity to visit a country where your chosen language is spoken as part of an exchange or study trip as well as an email exchange with people of your own age. You will also have the opportunity to speak your chosen language regularly with a native speaker, and learn about their country, culture and history.

AS (Year One)
You will be assessed on oral, listening, reading and writing skills.
Unit 1 Oral: 12 - 15 minute oral exam
General conversation
Examiner-led discussion of topics
Unit 2 Listening, Reading and Writing: 2.5 hour exam
Listening and Responding
Reading and Responding
Grammar tasksTranslating Target language into EnglishEssay

A2 (Year Two)
You will be assessed on oral, listening, reading and writing skills.

Unit 3 Oral: 15 - 20 minute oral exam
Structured Discussion
Exposé
Unit 4 Listening, Reading and Writing: three hour exam
Listening and Responding
Reading and Responding
Translating English into Target Language
General Essay
Guided Studies EssayThe ability to speak another language is a definite asset. Modern foreign languages are commonly used in the world of commerce, international business, diplomacy, the world of art, financial services, the media, tourism and technology.A modern foreign language is relevant and useful for a number of degree courses such as: Law, Medical Courses, Business Studies, Marketing/Export Management, Journalism/Media Studies, Education and Tourism.

Results
SUMMER 2009
A - C grade French 91%
A - C grade German 100%
A - E grade Spanish 100%
A - C grade Italian 100%
Highlights French - 36% of learners achieved an'A' grade. 73% of learners achieved'A' or'B' grades, well above the national figure.

Examination Board WJEC (French, German, Spanish) Edexel (Italian)
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