Why do AS/A Level?
An A Level in languages opens up a huge range of opportunities, both academically and elsewhere. As a facilitating subject, it is highly regarded by the prestigious Russel Group Universities.
Continuing languages studies at Sixth Form has numerous benefits in the short and long run:
- Languages degrees have the highest rate of acceptance across the country - with a 44% acceptance rate at Cambridge and 32% acceptance rate at Oxford (2015);
- Due to the attractive nature of linguists, university offers are on average a grade lower for potential languages graduates;
- Once you have a languages A Level, you can start any foreign language you want from scratch at university - former Toot Hill Allumi have gone on to study Arabic, Portugeuse and Mandarin at university level;
- Languages are a popular joint honours option, allowing students more than 500 extra degree options by studying any language with some of the following:
- Business Studies;
- Corporate Finance;
- International Law;
...and a variety of other options!
The World of Work
The British Chambers of Commerce has identified a shortage of language skills as costing the UK economy billions of pounds every year. Small and large businesses have identified those with a functional understanding of a foreign language as being highly attractive potential employes.
As part of studies or a year abroad, a languages A Level can allow you to study or work abroad, and languages degrees require a year abroad either in work or at university, giving students the ideal opportunity to broaden horizons, expand their CV and improve their confidence and linguistic skills.
Modern Foreign Languages News
- Brains & Biscuits!
The start of a new after school MFL club... (17/10/2015)
- Year 9 Ambassadors tackle teaching!
The Launch of the 'Teaching in the Primaries' initiative (17/10/2015)
- Baking Off Beyond Britain
European Bake Off Day: A Macmillan coffee morning (17/10/2015)
- It's all about Boulogne!!!
The final languages voyage of 2014/2015 (20/07/2015)
- Year 10 Fly High
A recent G&T languages visit to RAF Cranwell (20/07/2015)