During this A Level course, you will study how Polish-speaking society has been shaped socially and culturally and how it continues to change. We will study and analyse aspects of the political landscape and the artistic culture past and present in Poland. Students will also study one book and one film as well as research one of a choice of topics.

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Level: A Level (level 3)

Course Details

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Interpreter, translator, travel and tourism, teacher, journalist, foreign civil service, international aid/development worker, marketing, advertising, editing and publishing, subtitles and voice-overs, import/export specialist, hotel management, tour management.

Polish studies, Polish and Law; Polish and Business, Modern Languages, Intercultural Communication, International Business, Linguistics.

Topics you'll cover


  • Social issues and trends
  • Family
  • Education
  • Digital World
  • Festivals and Traditions
  • Film - Przypadek (Krzysztof Kieslowski).


  • Social diversity and mobility in Poland
  • Impact of emigration on Polish Society
  • Polish Cultural Life
  • Aspects of political life in Poland past and present
  • Book – Panny z Wilka; Brzezina by Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz.

Assessment and Qualification

  • Three exams (listening, oral, reading and writing)
  • Exam board: AQA
  • AS Level (level three)
  • A Level (level three).

Course entry requirements

  • At least five GCSEs at grade 5 or above including English Language
  • To speak and write Polish fluently.

Additional information

During your studies you will have access to extra materials and activities as part of your course. These extra items (such as equipment, study guides and workbooks etc.) are built into the normal day-to-day running of our courses and so we ask students to make an annual payment towards these additional costs. If there are any issues with being able to pay these costs, please contact Richard Taunton Sixth Form College.

 A copy of our course payment breakdown can be course payment breakdown.