Entry criteria

Guarantees a place on the course: 7 in French / 7 in German / 7 in Spanish

May be accepted on the course: N/A


Welsh Board (French, German and Spanish)

Outline of the Course

A Level

  • Unit 1 - Speaking - This unit comprises of 2 parts. The first part is a discussion on a topic chosen by the student. The second part is based on a stimulus card on one of the themes covered at A level and ensuing discussion.
  • Unit 2 - Listening, reading and translation - Students will be asked to transfer meaning from a number of audio texts and reading texts through multi choice questions, gap filling and question and answer type responses.
  • Unit 3 - Critical and analytical response in writing - Students will be asked to write two essays based on a text and / or a film which has been studied in class.
  • Topics covered at A Level include : travel and exploration, diversity and difference, contemporary youth culture and for Spanish - The two Spains from 1936 onwards, for French - France 1940-1950 The occupation and post war years, German – The making of modern Germany 1989 onwards
  • Texts and films - For Spanish - El Otro Arbol de Guernica (novel) and Mujeres al Borde de un Ataque de Nervios - For French – Le silence de la Mer (novel) and Les Choristes (film) - For German – Der Besuch der Alten Dame



Type of assessment








Examination: Oral assessment - discussion on chosen topic followed by discussion based on a stimulus card

21-23 minutes



Examination: Listening, reading and translation from target language to English and English to target language

2 hours 30 minutes



Examination: Writing assessment - based on texts or film

2 hours


Summer assignment

Your summer assignment can be found on the SLGGS website. It is essential that you complete you summer assignment before you start the course in September.