A Level Modern Foreign Languages

If you study A Level Modern Languages you’ll study French, Spanish or an alternative language to your mother tongue. The course will give you a lasting appreciation of language and learning, and the ability to comprehend the language in a wide range of contexts. You'll build your communication, interpersonal, intercultural, and public speaking skills. These are known as 'soft skills'. Languages are classified as facilitating subjects. These are subjects favoured by top universities for a whole range of degree courses. So they are a great option, whatever you want to do.

What will I study?

  • How to communicate readily in Spanish and French for a variety of purposes
  • Past and contemporary Spanish-speaking and French-speaking culture
  • Valuable skills for foreign travel, further education and employment

Where will this subject take me?

Languages are great for a wide variety of careers especially those involving translation. Additional languages will benefit your career, enabling you to communicate in the global framework. This can include careers in tourism, government, politics, media, publishing, and journalism. You can also work in education, fashion or law.

Bellerbys students that have taken A Level French or A Level Spanish have gone on to study at a variety of respected UK universities. In 2016 these included: Politics at Kings College London and Management at London School of Economics.

How do I find out more?

Contact us now, and our experienced members of staff will be happy to talk you through your options and find the best A Level options for you.

A Level key facts

Minimum age: 15.5+
Course length: 3, 5, 5.5 or 6 terms
(3-term available in Brighton only)
(5.5-term available in Brighton and Cambridge)
Start dates: September – all centres
October - Brighton and Cambridge
January – Brighton and Cambridge
April – Brighton only
See term dates
Average class size: 8 students
Locations:  Brighton, Cambridge, London (subjects vary by location)
English language entry requirements: IELTS 5.5
(IELTS 6.0 for 3-term A Level)
Academic entry requirements:  4 GCSE passes at grade C or above in relevant subjects, or equivalent evidence of a good secondary or high school education
Tuition fees per term: Brighton: £9,020
Cambridge: £9,020
London: £9,020

GCSEs

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GCSEs are taken as a course of study before taking A levels or a Foundation pathway. Our GCSE Pathway programme offers students from the age of 14 years an early opportunity to establish the language, learning and cultural skills they need to succeed in the highly competitive world of higher education.

A Levels

Bellerbys Cambridge students in a Foundation Media class at the College

A Levels are British qualifications, accepted by all universities in the UK and recognised in the USA and Australia. Students who are with us for five or six terms will typically study up to four A Levels. This gives you a world of choice. Students typically study three or four subjects with exams at the end of two years.

Foundation

Bellerbys London Star Student Mark Lee

A one-year course for international students that builds specialist subject knowledge and language and study skills. It is more focussed than A Levels making it good preparation for university. It is recognised for entry onto a range of degree programmes at more than 70 universities in the UK.