Modern Languages

French

The Course

Good communication skills are vital in all jobs today. You can gain self-confidence as you learn to express yourself, present ideas, analyse issues and consider global events. French is highly regarded as an indicator of academic ability, and the best universities choose students who have language skills to join their courses. It combines well with Business Studies, IT, English, Law, Journalism, Medicine, Travel and Tourism, Maths and Music.


Course Content

Identity and Culture

  • Youth Culture – Self and relationships, Technology and Social Media

  • Lifestyle – Health and Fitness, Entertainment and Leisure

  • Customs and Traditions – Food and Drink, Festivals and Celebrations


Wales and the World - Areas of Interest

  • Home and Locality – Local areas of interest, Transport

  • The Wider World - Local and regional features and characteristics of France and French Speaking Countries, Holidays and Tourism

  • Global Sustainability – Environment, Social issues


Current and Future Study and Employment

  • Current study – School/college life and studies

  • World of Work – Work experience and part-time jobs, skills and personal qualities

  • Jobs and Future Plans – Applying for work/study, Career Plans


Course Structure

All exams are at the end of year 11

The qualification is made up of four units: Each worth 25%

  • Unit 1: spoken assessment. (role plays, photo discussion, conversation)

  • Unit 2: listening examination.

  • Unit 3: reading examination.

  • Unit 4: written examination.

All of these exams can be done at Foundation or Higher Level.


Other Information

This is a multi-skill based practical course that encourages effective communication in French and prepares pupils for its practical use in work and further study. As a widely spoken and popular language, French can give you an edge when it comes to getting the career you want. Speaking a language can offer you more opportunities in terms of employment and university places. Employment rates for people with additional languages are high, so having another language can help you to get a good job and a higher salary.




Spanish


The Course

Good communication skills are vital in all jobs today. You can gain self-confidence as you learn to express yourself, present ideas, analyse issues and consider global events. Spanish is highly regarded as an indicator of academic ability, and the best universities choose students who have language skills to join their Courses. It combines well with Business Studies, IT, English, Law, Journalism, Medicine, Travel and Tourism, Maths and Music.


Course Content

Identity and Culture

  • Youth Culture – Self and relationships, Technology and Social Media

  • Lifestyle – Health and Fitness, Entertainment and Leisure

  • Customs and Traditions – Food and Drink, Festivals and Celebrations


Wales and the World - Areas of Interest

  • Home and Locality – Local areas of interest, Transport

  • The Wider World - Local and regional features and characteristics of Spain and Spanish Speaking Countries, Holidays and Tourism

  • Global Sustainability – Environment, Social issues


Current and Future Study and Employment

  • Current study – School/college life and studies

  • World of Work – Work experience and part-time jobs, skills and personal qualities

  • Jobs and Future Plans – Applying for work/study, Career Plans


Course Structure

All exams are at the end of year 11

The qualification is made up of four units: Each worth 25%

  • Unit 1: spoken assessment. (role plays, photo discussion, conversation)

  • Unit 2: listening examination.

  • Unit 3: reading examination.

  • Unit 4: written examination.

All these exams can be done at Foundation or Higher Level.


Other Information

This is a multi-skill based practical course that encourages effective communication in Spanish and prepares pupils for practical use in work and further study. As a widely spoken and popular language, Spanish can give you an edge when it comes to getting the career you want. Speaking a language can offer you more opportunities in terms of employment and university places. Employment rates for people with additional languages are high, so having another language can help you to get a good job and a higher salary.








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