Linguistics Olympiad – Extend Option

This course is one of our Extend Options designed to be combined with other A Level programmes or BTEC Extended Certificate courses to make up a full timetable. If you are planning to study an A Level programme at Exeter College you will need to enrol on a four element programme and cannot apply for this course on its own.

Course Information

  • Course Type School Leaver
  • Subject Area Languages
  • Qualification Extend 🧩
  • Study Mode: Full Time Only
  • Course Level Level 3

Why do this course?

This course will help you to develop your analytical and problem-solving skills through a series of language focussed tasks and puzzles. You do not have to speak a foreign language or be studying a language at A Level to take this course as the tasks are skills-based. You will then have an opportunity to take part in the United Kingdom Linguistics Olympiad (UKLO) in February.

What will it involve?

Once a week we will meet to work through language tasks and puzzles. These are varied and can include lost and remote languages alongside current languages, music notes and braille! You will have the opportunity to work independently but activities such as games and group work will be common, so you will learn in a relaxed environment. External assessment for this course is not compulsory. Your achievements will be summarised on a certificate, which you will receive upon successful completion of the course. Those who would like external certification for their studies will be able to sit the United Kingdom Linguistics Olympiad (UKLO) exam in February.

How might it help me in the future?

Developing your problem-solving, critical thinking and analytical skills can be crucial to high level success on a range of A Level courses, as well as future opportunities in university, apprenticeships and the work place. Knowledge of languages is an excellent skill and this course offers you the opportunity to show that you have a clear understanding of how they work, not to mention excellent code-breaking abilities!

Entry Requirements

An interest in problem-solving and how languages work is beneficial.

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