Italian A Level
About the course
Language study is about creativity, critical thinking and communication. Studying a language will add an international dimension to your A levels and provide you with skills which employers and universities consider to be highly desirable. During this two year course you will build on what you have learnt at GCSE, developing your confidence to speak in public, use problem solving strategies and write coherently as well as understand more about Italy and Italian culture.
• Five GCSEs at grades 9-4/A*-C, including grade 4/C in English Language
• Grade 5/B or above in a GCSE in the relevant language
• Individual cases will be considered for students with a bilingual background
• Equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered.
• IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each skill) or equivalent.
On this course, you will explore a wide range of topics, including: evolving society in Italy; political and artistic culture in Italian-speaking countries; immigration and multiculturalism in Italy from Fascism to the present day. You will also study a book and a film, developing your skills of analysis. You will learn new grammar and vocabulary and consolidate it through translation into and out of Italian.
Assessment takes place regularly on the course to provide practice and feedback. The final exams will take place at the end of the second year and will include: Paper 1 (listening, reading and translation), Paper 2 (writing on the film and book and translation into Italian), Paper 3 (an oral exam).
A Language A Level is a highly regarded qualification and will support your application to many courses at university, including business, science management and tourism. It is also an essential component of a language or literature course. Many of our students choose to study a language in combination with other subjects or apply to study for other languages, such as Chinese or Japanese, from scratch. A language A Level adds an extra dimension to your personal skills profile which will impress people who read your CV and put you in a stronger position to get a job in companies with international links.
The teachers are really helpful and they care about your progress
Camilla Lucy Morris
Studied: German, English Language and Literature, Media and Photography
She said: "I really enjoyed studying German and found the College both interesting and fun. The teachers are really helpful - they care about you and your progress."
Camilla will be continuing her studies at Brunel University, studying Communications and Media.
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A Level entry requirements
Our Sixth Form College has a 25 year track record of delivering success. Over 30 A Levels are on offer from Physics to History of Art.
Sixth Form College
Based in vibrant Angel, the Sixth Form College has a 25 year track record of delivering success. There are over 30 A Levels on offer from Dance to History of Art to Science.