An A Level in a Modern Foreign Language should appeal to good communicators, to students interested in foreign literature, history, culture and thought, to students who are able to identify logical patterns and apply them to new situations and to students who wish to keep a wide range of university pathways open and would like access to a wide variety of possible careers.


Modern Foreign Languages are regarded as “facilitator” subjects by British universities, which means that they tend to be highly regarded by university admissions staff and can be used to access a wide range of university courses. An additional language can give you a competitive edge in both your education and your career. Aside from a purely language degree, a language can fit with absolutely any other subject to form a joint degree. An additional language will prove essential for a career in language teaching, translating and interpreting. Other career paths where languages would be an asset are: finance, law, sales and marketing, transport, tourism and leisure, public sector, international organisations
including the UN and EU.

Research shows that UK graduates in modern languages have one of the lowest unemployment rates and, given that over 60% of British trade is with non English speaking countries, they have a head start on other potential employees, particularly for any company that carries out international business.