A Level Modern Foreign Languages
Staff, Teaching & Learning
At St Ambrose Barlow RC Sixth Form we offer linear A Level courses in French, German, and Spanish.
Through your advanced level study of a modern foreign language you will gain an insight into other cultures and peoples that no other A Level offers. You will become an effective and reflective communicator with strong analytical skills that will stand you in good stead for future work and study.
All three languages are taught by specialist teachers and follow the Edexcel programme of study, through which you will explore the following themes:
• Changes in society and traditions
• Political and artistic culture – including the study of a literary work and a film.
• Multicultural Society
• Historical aspect (The Occupation in France, the Transition to Democracy in Spain, World War Two in Germany)
During the course, you will have the opportunity to participate in educational visits or work experience in the target language country, visits to universities and language study days.
After A Level studies many students continue their pursuit of languages at university, and very often combine their study with another subject, leading to careers in translation and interpreting, the fashion industry, government and politics and international business to name but a few.