Italian - A Level (Edexcel)

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Start Date: 05 September 2022
Duration: 2 Years
Attendance: Full Time
Suitable for: School Leavers
Location: Sixth Form College, Angel

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ABOUT THE COURSE

Italy is the third largest economy in the Eurozone, with Italian being spoken by 62 million people across the world. Language study is about creativity, critical thinking and communication. Studying A Level Italian can provide you with the speaking, listening and understand skills to continue your studies in Italian at university, or 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.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

Topics covered can include:

  • 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.

WHAT WILL I NEED?

You will need:

  • Grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language
  • Grade 5 or above in GCSE Italian - if you did not study GCSE Italian but are bilingual, we will assess your suitability on an individual basis
  • Three further GCSEs at grade 4 or above

If you wish to study 4 A Levels, you will need 7 GCSEs at grade 7 or above, including two at grade 8.

All applicants must have an interview to confirm that A Levels are suitable for them.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

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 a film and book and translation into Italian) and paper 3 (an oral exam). 

 

WHAT WILL IT COST?

School Leavers

If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.

WHAT CAN I DO AFTER?

A Levels are widely regarded as the standard entry qualification for top universities in the UK, and the rest of the world. Many of our students go onto study for a degree at the university of their choice, with some choosing to progress into apprenticeships or other employment.

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