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    By the end of a Language A-level, you get a good mark... an A (or high B), then what level would you have reached on the Common European Framework for Languages (here is an explaination of the levels: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_..._for_Languages)

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    I'm confused... so A2 is A-level standard, right?

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    (Original post by kimoso)
    By the end of a Language A-level, you get a good mark... an A (or high B), then what level would you have reached on the Common European Framework for Languages (here is an explaination of the levels: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_..._for_Languages)

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    You may get a better response if you asked on the Academic/Foreign Languages forum.
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    I'm confused... so A2 is A-level standard, right?

    What do you go on to do at Uni?
    An A-Level in a MFL comprises of both AS and A2 modules (making six modules in total). You can then go onto university and study the MFL in question in greater depth, or you can do something related to one of your other A-Levels – just because you’ve done a MFL at A-Level doesn’t mean you have to take it at university.
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    I think I get what you mean. Having not done A-Levels and not planning on doing any Languages, I'd say after GCSE you'd be at A2 or B1 and after A-Level most likely B2 or C1.
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    (Original post by purple-girl)
    I think I get what you mean. Having not done A-Levels and not planning on doing any Languages, I'd say after GCSE you'd be at A2 or B1 and after A-Level most likely B2 or C1.
    At GCSE I think you'd probably be at A2, and then at A-Level, the maximum somebody could get up to is B2, because nobody at A-Level (unless you're special) can understand almost everything heard at a native level. That's when degrees come into their prime
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    I'm aiming for an A, and according to that article, I'd say that I've reached at least B2, possibly C1. I have a friend who is aiming (if he's lucky) for an E, and I'd say that he's on A1, A2 at a push.
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    (Original post by kimoso)
    By the end of a Language A-level, you get a good mark... an A (or high B), then what level would you have reached on the Common European Framework for Languages (here is an explaination of the levels: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_..._for_Languages)

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    If you are asking where I would place myself on that scale now that I have finished my A-Level in German, I would say B1/B2. I think I would be able to engage in a conversation with a native speaker without them thinking wtf all the time and I feel fairly confident in terms of expressing my opinion on topical issues. My reading skills are quite good and I no longer rely on the dictionary. The only thing that I am not so good at is writing. I still make lots of grammatical mistakes and it does take me much longer to write in German than it does in English.
 
 
 

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