Exam Board: Pearson

Having already studied either French, Spanish or German for 2+ years students will already have many of the GCSE skills required and they will build on these by studying the following topic areas and continue to develop their abilities in listening, speaking, reading and writing skills:

Being fluent in other languages is a very important skill to have in today’s society: it broadens your horizons, opens up numerous career and life opportunities and develops your understanding of other cultures and countries.  

You will also add an international dimension to your choice of GCSE subjects and learn many skills which are useful in a wide range of future careers, whether you stay locally or travel further afield.

You will create greater opportunities for yourself to work abroad. Those who can offer a language in addition to other skills are likely to be paid 10–20% more and are highly sought after in the job market both in the UK and abroad. 

At university, you can combine a language with practically any other subject. Currently there are over 450 available combinations.

Students who study language are welcomed into a wide variety of career fields and some of the many jobs/areas are: journalist; business, development, consultancy, law; researcher; risk analyt; politician; translator; diplomatic services; logistics and distribution manager; marketing executive; sales executive; positions in travel and tourism.


100% examination — 25% reading, 25% speaking, 25% listening and 25% writing.