The next step..
Increasing globalisation and other socio-economic developments in Europe and beyond, make communication across national borders increasingly important, so people with foreign language skills have a marked
advantage in the job market and a greater earning potential than their mono-lingual counterparts.
We are fortunate in languages that AS courses are still offered, and so an AS in French can be taken in Y12 alongside other subjects that have been chosen for A-level, enabling the student to showcase extra
skills and stand out from the competition. Language skills are always highly respected as they are a reflection also of a student’s capacity to understand and assimilate large quantities of information
(vocabulary and grammar) and manipulate them simultaneously to react in the moment. These skills set one pupil apart from another. In addition, because the study of language involves the study of other cultures,
linguists also stand out because they will have developed a more innate understanding of connecting with others from other countries.