A level Italian

  • Course type: A level
  • Awarding/exam body: Edexcel

Introduction

A level Italian has been developed to inspire students who have an appreciation of the language, literature, film and culture of the Italian-speaking world.

  • Course units...

    YEAR 1
    Unit 01: CHANGE IN ITALIAN SOCIETY

    • Changes in family structures
    • Education
    • The world of work

    Unit 02: POLITICAL AND ARTISTIC CULTURE IN THE ITALIAN SPEAKING WORLD:

    • Music
    • Media
    • Cultural heritage

     

    YEAR 2

    Unit 03: EVOLVING ITALIAN SOCIETY

    • The positive impact of immigration in Italian society
    • Facing the changes of migrant society
    • North-South divide

    Unit 04 – FASCISM AND BEYOND

    • The rise of Mussolini
    • Fascism in WW2
    • From dictatorship to democracy
  • Course assessment...

    You will have three exam papers:

    Paper 1 listening-reading-translation 40%

    Paper 2- written response to works and translation into target language 30%

    Paper 3: speaking 30%

  • This course can lead to...

    Languages can be combined with any other subject to add an international dimension to your studies and your future career. The rest of the world most definitely does not “always speak English”. At university, the ERASMUS programme allows you to study for a year abroad at a European university – whatever the subject of your main course. Few UK students can do this, because they usually do not have the language skills; with an A level in a language, you will be in a much stronger position to study art in Italy or politics in Spain or law in France. Career options include: Interpreting, Translating, Teaching, Tourism, Journalism, Marketing, International Business.

  • Entry requirements...

    In addition to our Programme Entry Requirements, applicants must also meet specific Course Entry Requirements:

    Grade 5 in Italian
    *Native speakers of any of the languages that we offer (Italian, French, Spanish and Portuguese) with no GCSE qualification, can still join the course provided their competence in the language is tested and discussed with the subject teacher and the head of Department.

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