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  1. Sixth Form Open Evening Modern Foreign Languages at Arden. Advanced LevelFrench, German, Spanish and Italian

  2. Sixth Form Open Evening Outline: Why do languages? Whystudy at Arden? A-Level and beyond. • Outline: • Why do languages? • Whystudyat Arden? • A-Level andbeyond.

  3. Sixth Form Open Evening Outline: Why do languages? Whystudy at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Why do languages?

  4. Sixth Form Open Evening Outline: Why do languages? Whystudy at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Why do languages? • Why choose Modern Foreign Languages at A-Level? • Broaden your mind. • Increased employment opportunities.

  5. Sixth Form Open Evening Outline: Why do languages? Whystudy at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Why do languages? • Course Content • The A-Level course – relevant & focuses on current issues in the foreign culture.

  6. Sixth Form Open Evening Outline: Why do languages? Whystudy at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Why do languages? • In Year 12 this could include… • Mass media (TV, advertising, IT) • Popular culture (fashion, cinema, music) • Healthy living / sport & health. • Family / relationships:

  7. Sixth Form Open Evening Outline: Why do languages? Whystudy at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Why do languages? • In Year 13 this could include… • Environment • Multicultural society (immigration) • Social issues – (wealth and poverty, law and order, impact of technology) • 2/5 cultural topics (film director, author, history, region of France, dramatist) • Links with other subjects

  8. Sixth Form Open Evening Outline: Why do languages? Whystudy at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Why study at Arden? • Interactive websites. • All resources available online. • Free subscription for each MFL student

  9. Sixth Form Open Evening Outline: Why do languages? Whystudy at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Why study at Arden? • Independent, interactive learning.

  10. Sixth Form Open Evening Outline: Why do languages? Whystudy at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Why study at Arden? • Native speakers with small groups each week to practise speaking and listening.

  11. Sixth Form Open Evening Outline: Why do languages? Whystudy at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Why study at Arden?

  12. Sixth Form Open Evening Outline: Why do languages? Whystudy at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Why study at Arden? Independent study in a satellite room for MFL students only. • Sofa and comfy chairs in the satellite room….

  13. Sixth Form Open Evening Outline: Why do languages? Whystudy at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Why study at Arden? • Small class sizes and new technologies. • Small groups with foreign language assistants once a week.

  14. Sixth Form Open Evening Outline: Why do languages? Whystudy at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Why study at Arden? • Competitions.

  15. Sixth Form Open Evening Outline: Why do languages? Whystudy at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Why study at Arden? • Independent listening and reading material.

  16. Sixth Form Open Evening Outline: Why do languages? Whystudy at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Why study at Arden? • Immersion in the culture.

  17. Sixth Form Open Evening Outline: Why do languages? Whystudy at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Why study at Arden? • Collaborative learning.

  18. Sixth Form Open Evening Outline: Why do languages? Whystudy at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Why study at Arden? • Happy students…..

  19. Sixth Form Open Evening Outline: Why do languages? Whystudy at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Why study at Arden? 1 week’s work experience in the warmth of the south of France OR A week in an arts school in Cologne! ‘It really improved my German and built my confidence. I was nervous before but needn’t have been. It was a fantastic experience. Everyone was really friendly.’

  20. Sixth Form Open Evening Outline: Why do languages? Whystudy at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Why study at Arden? Preparation for year 13 and cultural topics.

  21. Sixth Form Open Evening Outline: Why do languages? Whystudy at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Why study at Arden? Study and work abroad. Current Year 13 • (Maddie Parkin, Sian Fedeski, Hannah Parkin)

  22. Sixth Form Open Evening Outline: Why do languages? Whystudy at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Why study at Arden? Results: • AS MFL 100 % achieved an A- D in 2013. • 4/9 achieved an A at AS in 2013 including 3/9 with over 90% • A2 MFL 100% achieved an A-D in 2012. A2 MFL 50% achieved an A in 2012. • University entry. You are quite simply the students universities WANT and NEED.

  23. Sixth Form Open Evening Outline: Why do languages? Whystudy at Arden? A-Level and beyond. A-Level and beyond. Recent and current cohort: • Lauren Bull –Law with French (Birmingham University) Rachel Winkler: German at History ( Warwick) Sam O’Reilly: German and History (Sheffield) Imogen Benton: German and Spanish (Sheffield) Potential university linguists: 2014 - Maddie Parkin- Spanish & French (Cambridge) 2014 Hannah Robbins – French/Spanish 2014 Sian Fedeski – French/Spanish 2014 Bruno Roberts – German 2015 Rachel Eyre - French

  24. Sixth Form Open Evening Outline: Why do languages? Whystudy at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Why I chose to languages study at Arden • If you have a love of languages, it’s for you. • The pleasure of being able to speak to people you meet on holiday. • Opportunities for work experience abroad or exchanges. • Help on the year 7 study visit.

  25. Sixth Form Open Evening Outline: Why do languages? Whystudy at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Why I chose to languages study at Arden • Don’t be afraid of doing two languages. • Clear ties to other humanities subjects e.g. English, history. • However, a language can go with any other subjects, including sciences.

  26. Sixth Form Open Evening Outline: Why do languages? Whystudy at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Why I chose to languages study at Arden • Languages in demand in employment. • Universities hold languages in high regard. • Offers are often more generous for languages.

  27. Sixth Form Open Evening Outline: Why do languages? Whystudy at Arden? A-Level and beyond. A-Level and beyond. • 10 reasons why A-Level languages are better than GCSE languages: • 1. Small group sizes means personalised learning. • 2. Topic material is relevant to young people e.g. media, fashion, music and film – NOT BORING • 3. Your OWN foreign satellite TV and resource room in the VI form building (sofas, wireless headphones)

  28. Sixth Form Open Evening Outline: Why do languages? Whystudy at Arden? A-Level and beyond. A-Level and beyond. • 10 reasons why A-Level languages are better than GCSE languages: • 4. Much more technology – e.g. listening through MP3 files, exams on your iPods, classwork through interactive websites • 5. Grammar is taught more thoroughly. (Online resources) • 6. You work with pupils who WANT to be better linguists

  29. Sixth Form Open Evening Outline: Why do languages? Whystudy at Arden? A-Level and beyond. A-Level and beyond. 10 reasons why A-Level languages are better than GCSE languages: • 7. Fantastic foreign work placements and visits (e.g. work experience) • 8. More time with Assistants helps your speaking • 9. You end up being able to speak more fluently • 10. The obvious and serious advantages of University entry – you are quite simply the students universities WANT and NEED

  30. Sixth Form Open Evening Outline: Why do languages? Whystudy at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Thank you for your attention. Your Language department!