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Modern Foreign Languages. French and German

Overview

In year 12, for AS students prepare examinations for units 1 and 2 in their chosen MFL. In year 12, the topics studied are : relationships, the media, health and healthy lifestyles, the arts and culture.

In year 13, students prepare examinations for units 3 and 4. The topics studied at A2 are : history, arts and literature, the planet and environmental issues, our society and current issues, multiculturalism and multicultural societies.

Course Outline 

e.g. This is a two year A Level and all exmainations are final and take place at the end of each academic year.

Assessment 

as brief as possible e.g.

No Coursework
Examination (100%) – Final. Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing units with a Cultural Topic to prepare at A2 for units 3 and 4.

Examining Board

AQA. All examinations are exteranla and marked and assessed by the AQA Exam board. Speaking examinations are conducted by MFL specialists from the MFL Department a South Holderness technology College

Special Entry Requirements

A GCSE in one MFL with a B Grade and above is recommended.

Career Opportunities

A wide variety of careers are available to excellent linguists and a language may be combined with scientific degrees at University level. Careers range from teaching, journalism, translating and interpreting, engineering, research and computer science, business and marketing, travel and tourism industries.

Teaching Methods

4 hours of each MFL per week at AS

Up to 4-5 hours of each MFL per week at A2.

A strong focus on grammar, spellings, essay writing and developing speaking skills and fluency. In speaking at A2, we teach students how to develop their debating skills in the most fluent manner. We encourage independent learning and research, travel abroad, access to authentic resources at home and in college, to maximise learning and develop fluency.

Other information

We strongly recommend that the students who study MFL at A Level take part in our annual French and German exchanges. We have opportunities for Year 12 AS students to take part in a work experience in our partner schools during the enrichment period. Please see Ms V Meunier, head of MGL for more information.

Students who study MFL at SHTC and consider teaching as a career are more than welcome to take part in a work experience within the MFL Department at the College.

How is the course graded

How to succeed in GCSE Art

Successful students need be imaginative, creative and positive. Students must be organised and prepared to work hard in their own time. Patience and peristence are key virtues, as is the ability to take criticism positively. Successful students need to be open, expressive and committed.

Skill Requirements

GCSE students are encouraged to work over an extended period of time on the development of their projects. This process is broken down into easily understood targets by the Art teacher and requires a mature and independent approach from the student in order to be successful.

Students should always have a set of personal targets to complete – these targets are likely to be detailed on the student’s Progress Log and found on the task lists in their sketchbook.

How can you help?

Ask your son/daughter about their artwork and their ideas. Take them to galleries and to places where they can gather photographs for their work. Provide them with materials and tools, and try to sort out a space in the house for them to study. Finally, ask to see their Progress Logs – it’s all there!

Extra-curricular Support

The Art Department opens its doors daily to students to come and work at break, lunchtime and after school on Tuesdays & Thursdays. We regularly arrange Saturday Workshops, sometimes inviting specialist artists to deliver a master class. There are many other opportunities to be involved more in Art such as mural painting, Rock Challenge set design and Saatchi Online (www.saatchionline.com/shtc)