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French Why choose this subject? • • • • •

If you enjoy foreign travel and meeting new people If you like to have the edge over other people in your choice of career If you like expressing your ideas and points of view on issueswhich interest you If you want to boost both your job prospects and your salary by speaking more than one language If you want to gain a greater understanding of other cultures

If this applies to you, then you should study A’ level French Entry requirements:

B grade or above at GCSEis essential.

Combine this course with:

English Language, History, Geography, Media, BusinessStudies.

Essential if you go on to:

Law, Journalism, Management or Teaching.

Course Description The course is intended to offer an introduction to aspects of French culture and to enable students to explore and develop their understanding of French contemporary society. Whilst this course acts as a gateway to further study, it offers evidence to prospective employers of a significant level of achievement and competence in all language skills together with evidence of critical insight and a knowledge and understanding of French culture. The course will prepare you to become a well-informed and effective communicator: • • • •

You will be required to use French as a language to present and organise facts, ideas, explanations, opinions and information in speech and in writing. You will have to read a variety of texts, (articles, advertisements, letters and diaries) to gain knowledge and to form their own viewpoints. You will listen to authentic materials such as interviews, news flash items and radio programmes You will have accessto native speakers to practice your language skills on a regular basis.

AS Level French Students study the following topic areas: • • • •

Youth culture and concerns Lifestyle: health and fitness The world around us: travel, tourism, environmental issuesand the French-speaking world Education and employment.

The course is assessedthrough two examination papers: • •

Spoken Expression and Responsein French – 30%of AS Understanding and Written Responsein French – 70%of AS

Together they are worth 50%of the final grade.


A2 Level French Students study the following topic areas: • • • • • • •

Youth culture and concerns Lifestyle: health and fitness The world around us: travel, tourism, environmental issuesand the French -speaking world Education and employment Customs, traditions, beliefs and religions National and international events: past, present and future Literature and the arts.

The course is assessedthrough two examination papers: • •

Understanding and Spoken Responsein French – 35%of A2 Research, Understanding and Written Responsein French – 65%of A2

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