Pathway to Bath - Languages
Find out more about the Languages streams of Pathway to Bath
The Language strand of the Pathway to Bath programme will run March to December and will support you to make a strong application to the University of Bath. Throughout the year you will have online activities every 2 weeks that will take 2-3 hours to complete.
You will undertake a project based on a film in your chosen language and get support with A-level content as well as getting direct access to current university students who will guide you through the process of choosing and applying to university. Each student will be assigned an e-mentor who is a current student at Bath studying Languages.
You will work on a film from the A-level curriculum and explore elements such as themes, historical background, camera work or characters in detail, learning essential skills about online research, literature reviews and essay writing in the process. We will guide you through each step of analysing films and structuring your own project.
The French project will be based on "Entre les murs" by Laurent Cantet, a 2008 French drama set in a secondary school in a working-class district of Paris.
To be eligible for the French strand of Pathway to Bath you must meet our Widening Participation criteria and be studying French at A-level. You must also be academically able to study one of the French courses at Bath.
The German project will be based on "Goodbye Lenin" by Wolfgang Becker, a 2003 tragicomedy about a family in East Germany at the time the Berlin Wall fell.
To be eligible for the German strand of Pathway to Bath you must meet our Widening Participation criteria and be studying German A-level. You must also be academically able to study one of the German courses at Bath.
The Spanish project will be based on "Volver" by Pedro Almódovar, a 2006 drama revolving around an eccentric family of women, featuring Penelope Cruz.
To be eligible for the Spanish strand of Pathway to Bath you must meet our Widening Participation criteria and be studying Spanish A-level. You must also be academically able to study one of the Spanish courses at Bath.
Apply to the Languages stream
Applications are open now for the Languages stream. You need to apply through the online form before the deadline. As part of the application you will need details of your:
- Your current qualifications (eg A-Levels)
- Your past qualifications (eg GCSEs)
- A statement to explain why you want to do the programme
- Contact details of your parents/carers
- Contact details of a teacher to provide a reference
The recently extended deadline for applications is 21st February 2020.
Apply online now
See our overview of Pathway to Bath for more information and a promotional video.