Italian

Italian

Italian

Italian

Italian

An A Level in Italian opens the door to a wealth of opportunities. As you develop your communication and comprehension skills, you will broaden your understanding of other cultures and boost your employment options, both in the UK and across the world.

Italian

Course Summary

An A Level in Italian opens the door to a wealth of opportunities. As you develop your communication and comprehension skills, you will broaden your understanding of other cultures and boost your employment options, both in the UK and across the world. The Italian course will teach to you speak and write the language with confidence, whilst encouraging you to explore key issues relevant to Italians, be they in the country itself or in communities around the globe. During the course you will study literature, film and traditions and will learn the core skills of translation and interpretation.

Fact file

  • A Levels offered in Italian (Edexcel)
  • Additional language support offered as enrichment
  • Study visits offered to Italy

Specific Entry Requirements

You may study Italian as a complete beginner, but will need to have a GCSE grade 6 or above in another Modern Language. If you are a first or second language speaker of Italian without a GCSE in a Modern Language, you may be admitted to the course following the successful completion of a language test

Progression Skills and Opportunities

The skills you develop when studying an A Level in a Modern Language are much sought after by employers, with 58% of businesses in the UK stating that staff able to communicate in another language would be of benefit to the enterprise. Language graduates also enjoy enhanced job prospects with 90% of university leavers finding employment within six months of graduating.

Will I need any specialist materials or equipment?

  • Dictionary in the relevant language
  • Grammar book (advice will be given by subject staff)

What topics will I be studying?

Tema 1: I cambiamenti della società italiana

  • L’evoluzione della famiglia italiana Cambiamenti nell’atteggiamento verso il matrimonio, la coppia e la famiglia; i mammoni.
  • L’istruzione Il sistema scolastico e i problemi degli studenti; la fuga dei cervelli.
  • Il mondo del lavoro La parità tra i sessi; la disoccupazione; le imprese familiari; i nuovi modelli di lavoro.

Tema 2: La cultura politica ed artistica nei Paesi di lingua italiana.

  • La musica Cambiamenti e sviluppi; impatto sulla cultura popolare.
  • I media Libertà di espressione; la stampa cartacea e online; l’impatto sulla società e la politica.
  • Il patrimonio culturale Feste, usi e costumi.

Tema 3: L’Italia: una società in evoluzione .

  • L’impatto positivo dell’immigrazione in Italia Il contributo di immigrati e migranti all’economia e alla cultura.
  • I problemi della migrazione in Italia Marginalizzazione e alienazione; integrazione; impatto dell’emigrazione.
  • Il divario Nord/Sud Spostamenti tra Nord e Sud; il ruolo delle industrie italiane; le differenze socio-culturali; la criminalità.

Tema 4: Dal fascismo ai giorni nostri .

  • L’ascesa di Mussolini al potere La nascita del Partito Fascista
  • Il Fascismo durante la Seconda Guerra Mondiale Il governo di Mussolini e la dittatura; la vita sotto Mussolini durante la seconda guerra mondiale.
  • Dalla dittatura alla democrazia La caduta di Mussolini; la liberazione; le 6 nazioni.

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We believe languages should appeal to all students. Our new Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE
in Italian has been developed to inspire all students who have an appreciation of the
language, literature, film and culture of the Italian-speaking world.

If you are interested in languages and communication, and enjoy learning about other cultures and ways of life, then Modern Foreign Language (MFL) courses could be an enjoyable part of your studies. Similarly, if you are interested in the business world, in travel or tourism, or in journalism and the media, then you are also likely to find the courses appropriate. There are a number of options in the courses where you can choose a topic to suit your interests. Whether you want to use the language for work, further study, training or leisure, these courses will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge. Many of our students study more than one language and a large number continue languages at university.Every language you learn will open doors to a world of exciting opportunities, allow you to tap into new networks, and enrich your education.

A Level Italian

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