Languages A-Level Pathway
SUBJECT COMBINATION POSSIBILITIES
These are just some of the recommended subjects, but other combinations are also available.
Additional Study Skills
The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)is a largely self-directed research project into a topic of the student’s choice. You will develop your study skills as you plan, research and develop your idea, creating either a research assignment, a product or an activity (e.g.,an event)as your final piece. The EPQ may also count towards UCAS points.
Core Maths is an exciting course which will help you to use maths in a range of ‘real world’ contexts to prepare for success in your studies, future care and life.
This one-year course will develop your mathematical skills and thinking appropriate for a Level 3 qualification. You will become more confident and competent in using maths and the qualification will be considered for UCAS points if you are planning to study at university in the future.
Work experience examples (skills, sector, employers) Experience that focusses on the development of interpersonal skills is useful like roles in education (Derby City Council).Community based groups and charity groups that deal with speakers of other languages may also be useful like the Citizens Advice Bureau. However private employers who have interests in global business or tourism may also be of use, including supply chain and logistics.
Internal and External opportunities:
JWC MagazineYoung Enterprise ChallengeSummer Schools,such as the Sutton TrustSocial Media Projects
Skills built from studying these subjects:
These are just some examples ….
- Ability to Gather, Assess and Interpret Information
- Lead and Participate in Discussions
- Organisation and Planning
- Critical Reasoning and Analysis
- Communication (oral and written)
- Teamwork and Work Independently
Example Career Pathways
These are just some examples
Travel and Tourism
Tour OperatorHospitalityTourism OfficerAirline Customer Service
Secondary School TeacherEnglish as a Foreign Language (EFL)TeacherPrimary School Teacher
JournalistAdvertisingMarketingPublic Relations OfficerHuman ResourcesLogistics/DistributionManagerInterpreterTranslator
Local Government/Civil Service
Diplomatic ServiceImmigrationInternational Aid
Specialist Careers Information
Chartered Institute of Linguistics: https://www.ciol.org.uk/
Language Matters: https://www.languagematters.co.uk/
Careers in Travel and Tourism: https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/job-categories/travel-and-tourism
General: https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/what-can-i-do-with-my-degree/modern-languages https://targetjobs.co.uk/careers-advice/degree-subjects-your-options/301040-what-can-i-do-with-a-modern-languages-degree
These are the careers most associated with the subject expertise, however there are many more roles where the study of this subject will be of use.
Due to the range of the specific and general skills gained from studying languages, the opportunity for students to move on and specialise in a specialist area and/or to undertake professional or vocational qualifications is available in a range of sectors/subjects -either within employments or Higher Education. Language students can often be self-employed.
- Modern Languages
- Travel and Tourism
Specialist University Information
- Business Administration
- Travel and Tourism
- Local Government/Civil Service
- Transport and Logistics