Topics studied during AS include: les médias, la culture contemporaine, vivre sainement et relations familiales et amicales. At A2 you will research French films, 20th Century French literature and a range of topics surrounding social issues, multicultural society and environmental awareness. You will take part in group discussions and debates as well as work independently to improve listening and reading skills and build vocabulary.
katieYear 13 student
"I'm studying A levels in French, Spanish and History, and I hope to continue with languages at University. In the future I hope to become involved in global politics surrounding animal welfare and environmental issues. Coombe is a wonderful school and I've thoroughly enjoyed my seven years here. I've achieved great academic results and have had so much fun in numerous clubs, competitions and plays."
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meet the department
Head of Department; Ms J Rudenko
'There is a Ukrainian proverb that says ‘Language is the soul of a nation’, meaning that if you wish to understand a different culture and a different way of thinking then you need to be able to speak another language. Studying Languages at A Level gives you the opportunity to broaden your horizons and understanding of the world, which in today’s international society is more important than ever. As A Level Languages incorporate many different disciplines they also help you develop numerous skills and complement a wide range of other subjects, which is why Language graduates are the third most employable after university.'