Find out more about the courses and levels offered at City and Islington College
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.
Topics covered can include:
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.
You will need:
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.
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).
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.
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.