Italian

Course type: A Level • 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.

Course Units

YEAR 1
Unit 01: CHANGE IN ITALIAN SOCIETY

• Changes in family structures
• Education
• The world of work

Unit 02: POLITICAL AND ARTISTIC CULTURE IN THE ITALIAN SPEAKING WORLD:
• Music
• Media
• Cultural heritage

YEAR 2
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

Course Assessment

You will have three exam papers:

Paper 1: listening-reading-translation 40%

Paper 2: written response to works and translation into target language 30%

Paper 3: speaking 30%

This Course Can Lead To…

With an Italian A Level course you can study at  University as a subject in itself or joined to other subject of your choice. You can also follow different career paths, such as: translator, interpreter, teacher, journalist, bilingual secretary. You can also work in a variety of sectors like Business, Finance, Tourism, Media, Retail and many others.

Entry Requirements

Grade 6 in Italian (Native speakers to be interviewed by Head of Department if they do not have a GCSE qualification in Italian)

Course Highlights

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.