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French (A Level) at Minsthorpe Community College, A Specialist Science College

Course description

A level French is an enjoyable, interesting and challenging course for very able linguists which will allow you to develop your knowledge of the French language and French culture to a high level.  As well as developing your linguistic skills you will learn about a range of contemporary and cultural issues which will broaden your general knowledge and allow you to develop opinions about a range of topics.  If you love languages and want to take this further then this is the course for you.

Course content

Current social issues and trends; Political and artistic culture; grammar; 2 literary texts; individual research project.

Entry requirements

Min 7 in French & English +  3 other Grade 9-4 or A*-C GCSEs


1 combined listening, reading and writing paper:50% 1 writing paper: 20% 1X25 minute speaking test: 30%

Future opportunities

Studying a modern language is a means of enhancing your future career opportunities.

Further information

You will be expected to spend time out of lesson learning and reinforcing grammar rules, keeping up to date with French current affairs and learning as much vocabulary as possible.  Where possible you will expected to attend extra speaking sessions.

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: 02 October 2017
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    • Minsthorpe Community College is a large successful 11-18 college committed to lifelong learning for all its students and community, within a supportive and friendly environment.  We hope that this information will help you make important decisions about your future and that we can offer you the right course for you. The number of Post 16 Students studying at Minsthorpe has risen impressively over recent years, with between 280-300 enrolling on courses between Year 12 and 13 every year.  We believe that at Minsthorpe we can offer a first rate Post 16 education, which will lead students to achievements and qualifications. 

      As part of the Wakefield South East Learning Community (WSELC), Minsthorpe is committed to enhancing the opportunities for all learners in the south east of the district and to that extent, have strong links with Hemsworth Arts and Community College, with whom we offer joint courses.  We have also recently expanded our provision to include courses delivered at our brand new Wakefield South East Training and Enterprise Centre.  This is a new building including state of the art facilities in Beauty and Construction to name but two. 

      We have a wide range of academic and vocational courses on offer all with good success rates.  Students enrol on either a two year 'level 3' programme or a one year level 1 or 2 programmes.  Many of our level 2 students then re-enrol on a level 3 programme.  At level 3, we offer AS/A2 levels, BTEC Diplomas (equivalent to 1 or 3 'A' Levels) and NVQ's. At level 2, we offer BTEC First Diplomas, NVQ's, and GCSE resits in Maths and English. Some subjects will be familiar to students whilst others offer the opportunity to embark on a completely new field of study.  Familiar staff who have already guided and pushed students through GCSEs are the course leaders for Post 16 subjects.