Havant Sixth Form College

A Levels: Modern Foreign Languages: French and Spanish

Why study Modern Foreign Languages: French and Spanish?

Being able to speak, read and understand a foreign language is a tremendous asset. You can study French or Spanish at A Level. Whichever you choose, you’ll enjoy a combination of practical listening and speaking work in our language lab, weekly appointments with your teacher, who is a native speaker, and classroom lessons about the countries of the target language, people and culture. It’s recognised for all university modern languages courses and is an ideal platform for a career in interpreting and translating international business, marketing, law and the travel industry

What will I study?

Over the two years, you’ll continually develop your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in the target language. In your Second Year, for the examination, you will be tested on comprehension, speaking and writing skills; you will also produce two pieces of written work under exam conditions, as well as two assessed translations. Don’t worry though, we will practise a lot!

How will I be assessed?

All units are assessed by exams.

What are the entry requirements?


The entry requirements to an A Level programme is five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Mathematics.

You will need GCSE grade 4 or above in French or Spanish

What Havant adds to this

You’ll have opportunities to take part in subject conferences and translation workshops at the University of Portsmouth. We show foreign language films once a week during the lunchbreak and go to see plays and other performances. You may also choose to undertake work experience abroad. We offer a variety of visits, including Paris for French and Barcelona for Spanish.

Your destinations with this course

Language students who wish to continue studying language have progressed on to a range of degrees including French, French & linguistics, French & Italian, French & European studies, Spanish and Italian, Spanish & French, Hispanic/Latin American studies, applied languages, international marketing & languages and interpreting & translating. A good knowledge of a language is a useful asset in any career and may just help you to secure an exciting employment opportunity in the future.


Positive about disabled peopleInvestors in PeopleThe matrix standardEuropean Social Fund