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French at Waldegrave School and Sixth Form

Course description

Global communication has never been more important. Studying languages at A level develops communication skills, broadens horizons and enhances future career opportunities. Employers consistently rank skills in modern foreign languages as among the most desirable in an ever-competitive global jobs’ market.

Who would it suit?

If you love languages, through higher level study at A Level you will develop your oral fluency and conversation skills through a range of stimulating and absorbing topics, while extending and perfecting your grammatical knowledge. All lessons are taught entirely in French.

 

“Nothing beats communicating in a foreign language. Studying languages changed – and continues to change – my perception of the world.”

Course content

At AS, the core content is: Social issues and trends: la famille en voie de changement ; la « cyber-société » ; le rôle du bénévolat); Artistic culture: une culture fière de son patrimoine ; la musique francophone contemporaine; Cinéma : le septième art; Grammar; and the film La Haine (Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995)

At A Level, the core content is: Social issues and trends: la famille en voie de changement ; la « cyber-société » ; le rôle du bénévolat ; les aspects positifs d'une société diverse ; quelle vie pour les marginalisés ?; comment on traite les criminels ;

Artistic culture: une culture fière de son patrimoine ; la musique francophone contemporaine; Cinéma : le septième art ; les ados, le droit de vote et l'engagement politique ; manifestations, grèves – à qui le pouvoir?; la politique et l'immigration ; Grammar; and the film, La Haine (Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995) and the novel No et Moi (Delphine de Vigan)

Assessment

At AS, an oral examination, Paper 3, (that involves a discussion based on two stimulus cards); Paper 1, a listening, reading and writing examination and Paper 2, a writing examination. At A2, an oral examination (including an individual research project); and Paper 1, listening, reading and writing and Paper 2, a writing examination.

Future opportunities

A languages or joint language degree at university, a wide range of careers in international companies and foreign travel, teaching, journalism, the arts, finance and almost any field.

Further information

Enrichment opportunities include films and talks (at the BFI, Institut Français), exhibitions and conferences; Year 12 self-organised work experience opportunity in France; and a work experience opportunity in Year 13.

Who to contact for more advice?

Mrs Mullan

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 28 September 2017
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