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French AS/A2 Level at King Edward VI Grammar School

Course description

Course Specification:

AS Level - AQA

A2 Level - AQA

What is the course about?

As at GCSE, you will be assessed on your skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking the foreign language. You will develop your ability to use the language independently and express your own ideas and opinions on contemporary issues. Topics include media, popular culture, healthy living/exercise, family and relationships, environment, the multicultural society, contemporary social issues and culture.

 

Entry requirements

Where can it lead?

Language A Levels can be combined with any other subject and can be a very useful addition to a science programme. Post GCSE language skills are valued by employers and can give access to HE courses which include a period of study abroad.

Assessment

Paper 1:
Listening, reading and writing - Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes -40% of the A Level
Aspects of French-speaking society: current trends
Aspects of French-speaking society: current issues
Artistic culture in the French-speaking world
Aspects of political life in the French-speaking world
Grammar
Listening, reading, translation into and from French – no dictionaries in the exam
Paper 2:
Writing - Written exam: 2 hours- 30% of the A Level
One text and one film or two texts from the list set in the specification
Grammar
A critical appreciation of the text/film and a critical and analytical response will be required - no access to the text/film or a dictionary in the exam.
Paper 3:
Oral exam: 21–23 minutes (including 5 minutes preparation time)-30% of the A Level
Individual research project
One of four sub-themes -
1. Aspects of French-speaking society: current trends
2. Aspects of French-speaking society: current issues
3. Artistic culture in the French-speaking world
4. Aspects of political life in the French-speaking world
Discussion of a sub-theme with the discussion based on a stimulus card (5–6 minutes). The student studies the card for 5 minutes at the start of the test (25 marks).
Presentation (2 minutes) and discussion (9–10 minutes) of individual research project (35 marks).
No access to a dictionary during the assessment (including 5 minutes preparation).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King Edward VI Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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