Modern Foreign Languages at Key Stage 5
At Key Stage 5, A-level linguists are thoroughly proficient in expressing themselves verbally and in writing about the 4 themes of study. Students respond to a range of authentic texts and extracts, in translation, summarising and comprehension tasks where manipulation of language and knowledge of synonyms is key. Students rapidly expand their vocabulary and confidence in speaking and writing through discussion of topics such as the changing nature of family, multiculturalism, political and protest movements and musical and cultural heritage. Students are encouraged to deepen their learning by choosing their own area for independent research to form the basis of the final speaking examination and to broaden their knowledge of culture through the study and analysis of a work of literature and a film.