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French has the advantage of being useful throughout the world! It is the second most frequently taught language in the world after English. The International Organization of Francophonie has 56 member states and governments. Of these, 28 countries have French as an official language.

 

FURTHER EDUCATION AND CAREERS

A language A level is a very valuable addition to any CV and helps open doors to all sorts of careers, for example tourism, marketing, law and the civil service. Additionally success at this level of language shows linguistic ability and a capacity to be well-organised and disciplined. Universities look favourably on a good language A level in applications for all sorts of degree courses.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Our minimum requirement is grade B at GCSE.

 

COURSE DETAILS AND BOARD

We enter for the AQA AS and A2 examinations.

Topics covered at AS include media, popular culture, fashion trends and healthy living.

At A2, students study Environment, the Multicultural Society and Contemporary Social Issues;

there are also in depth studies of a French novel – La Gloire de mon Pèreand a French film – La mariée était en noir.

                                                                    

ASSESSMENT

AS:

Unit 1 – Listening, reading and writing – a 2 hour exam. For the listening element candidates have control of the recording on line.

Unit 2 – Speaking - a 15 minute oral exam, conducted by your teacher.

 

A2: The tests are more demanding. Students who succeed will be able to communicate well in the language at a fairly sophisticated level.

Unit 3 - Listening, reading and writing – a 2½ hour exam with individual CD, as unit 1.

Unit 4 - Speaking - a 15 minute oral exam, conducted by your teacher.

Past results: 100% pass rate.

 

MINI-ASSISTANT TRIP TO FRANCE

Students are offered the opportunity of joining in with the mini-assistants scheme. They stay with a French family for about 10 days and give conversation lessons in a French primary school. A great experience!

 

FURTHER ADVICE AND INFORMATION

Mrs. K R Earl, Mrs E. Lofthouse.

A good bi-lingual dictionary will be required for all students studying A level French and www.wordreference.com is an excellent online resource.

 

 

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