What can an A-level in this subject lead to?
You may choose to go on to study a language further at university. This is sought after in a variety of career sectors including finance, retail, banking, business, law, teaching and tourism.
Companies in any field value employees with language skills as the UK trades with over 200 countries worldwide, 60% of which are non-English-speaking. English may be the language of international business, but the ability to communicate in another language and to be aware of cultural differences is a tremendous asset.
Your experience of travel and other cultures will benefit you personally as well as being attractive to future employers.
Even if you do not choose to study a language in Higher Education, learning a language at A-level can develop a number of more general skills. Among these are communication skills, cultural knowledge and links with other subject areas. Foreign language study has been found to be associated with improvements in students’ creativity, self-concept, critical thinking abilities, memory and listening skills. Mental flexibility is enhanced by the reasoning, problem-solving and analytical processes that are frequently used in learning a language.