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Key Stage 5

MFL in the Sixth Form

Key Stage 5 Overview

​Learning a foreign language is not only hugely rewarding, offering students the chance to travel and become familiar with cultures very different to their own, but there are also huge career benefits in areas such as law, accountancy, catering, tourism, teaching and many others. Indeed many UK based companies are now very aware of the need to be able to communicate their products in worldwide markets where English is not the first language.

AS/A Level Spanish

Entry Requirements

Five or more A*‐ C (9-4 under the new grading system) grades at GCSE including English Language and Maths.

GCSE Spanish Grade B (5/6) or above is essential.

Course Content
AS Level

AS level students will cover the following topics:

  • Aspects of French/Spanish speaking society: current trends
  • Artistic culture in the French/Spanish speaking world
  • French/Spanish book/film study
  • Revision and study skills
A2 Level

The A2 topics are as follows:

  • French/Spanish book/film study
  • Aspects of French/Spanish speaking society: current issues and aspects of political life in the French-speaking world.

Learning Methods and Assessment

Students will complete three assessments at the end of Year 12.
Unit 1 Unit 1 is a reading, writing and listening assessment (45%)
Unit 2 Unit 2 is a written exam (25%)
Unit 3 Unit 3 is a speaking exam (30%)
A2 students will complete
Unit 1 Unit 1 is a reading, writing and listening assessment (50%)
Unit 2 Unit 2 is a written exam (20%)
Unit 3 Unit 3 is a speaking exam (30%)