Course type: A level & Applied • Awarding/exam body: Edexcel
A level Italian has been developed to inspire students who have an appreciation of the language, literature, film and culture of the Italian-speaking world.
Unit 01: CHANGE IN ITALIAN SOCIETY
• Changes in Family Structures
• The World of Work
Unit 02: POLITICAL AND ARTISTIC CULTURE IN THE ITALIAN SPEAKING WORLD:
• Cultural Heritage
Unit 03: EVOLVING ITALIAN SOCIETY
• The Positive Impact of Immigration in Italian Society
• Facing the Changes of Migrant Society
• North-South Divide
Unit 04: FASCISM AND BEYOND
• The Rise of Mussolini
• Fascism in WW2
• From Dictatorship to Democracy
You will have three examinations:
Paper 1: listening-reading-translation 40%
Paper 2: written response to works and translation into target language 30%
Paper 3: speaking 30%
With an Italian A Level qualification you can study the language at University as a subject in itself or joined to another subject of your choice. You can also follow different career paths, such as: Translator, Interpreter, Teacher, Journalist and Bilingual Secretary. You can also work in a variety of sectors like Business, Finance, Tourism, Media, Retail and many others.
To qualify to study 3 A level/ Applied subjects, you will need to achieve 6 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, preferably including English Language or Maths at grade 4 or above.
In addition/ within those 6 GCSEs, for this subject you will need to achieve Grade 6 in Italian. Native speakers to be interviewed by Head of MFL if they do not have a GCSE qualification in Italian.