Introduction to the Course
In the A-Level Italian course you will study four themes: recent changes in Italian society; the political and artistic culture of Italian-speaking countries; immigration and cultural differences between North and South Italy; and Fascism and post-war democracy. You will also study a novel, as well as a film.
Standard entry requirements as well as a B grade in Italian.
Method of Assessment
40% = 1 written exam in Listening, Reading and Translation
- Understand spoken texts from a range of sources;
- Understand a variety of written texts genres;
- Translate an unseen passage from Italian into English.
30% = 1 written exam in Written Response to Works and Translation
- Translate an unseen passage from English into Italian;
- Produce a written response to an Italian literary text;
- Produce a written response to an Italian film
30% = 1 spoken exam
- Discuss a theme, responding to two statements;
- Produce a spoken presentation based on independent research;
- Respond to questions on your presentation.
Future Career Progression
The ability to speak a foreign language opens up an entire sphere of international opportunities in a wide range of well-paid and highly competitive professions including banking and insurance; health and social services; journalism and publishing; marketing and advertising and travel and tourism industries. Many companies have international offices and global trading partners, and the ability to communicate with contacts abroad is invaluable in an increasingly cosmopolitan society.