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French at Calder High School

Course description

Travel - so the saying goes –broadens the mind. And never more so than when you can speak the language. That way you’ll be able to find out what the local people are thinking, how they live... and how their culture really works. This course has been designed to give you a profound understanding of your chosen language. Not only will you know more about the mechanics of the language – like grammar and vocabulary –but also about how people live and use language on a day-to-day basis.

Course content


Unit 1 (70% of AS/35% of A Level) Listening, reading and writing

Unit 2 (30% of AS/15% of A Level) Speaking

AS Topics

Media, Popular Culture, Healthy Living/Lifestyle, Family/Relationships.


Unit 3 (35%) Listening, reading and writing

Unit 4 (15%) Speaking

A2 Topics

Environment, The Multicultural Society, Two Cultural Topics from a choice of:

A target-language-speaking religion/community

A period of Twentieth Century history from a target language-speaking country/community

A dramatist/poet from a target language-speaking country/community

A director/architect/musician/painter from a target language-speaking country/community

Entry requirements

A GCSE Grade B or above in French

Be sufficiently self-motivated and keen to improve linguistic skills

Future opportunities

Higher Education

Languages/linguistics related courses

Arts based courses

Humanities/Politics based courses



Employment Fields

Business (all areas/types)





How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Calder High School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September