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French A2 at University Academy Keighley

Course description

Students undertake French at A level can expect to obtain a deeper understanding of not only the language, but the country, its culture and the current issues surrounding France.

Course content

The course follows a topic based programme of study covering contemporary issues in today’s society: relationships, business and industry, law, the arts and travel & tourism are amongst several of the topic areas studies.

Entry requirements

For a successful transition from GCSE to AS/A2, a grade B or above in GCSE French is desirable


Year Two – A2Unit 3FREN3 Listening, Reading and Writing:Listening Section - Candidates listen to approximately 6 minutes of material which is within their individual control. This section comprises 3-5 items requiring short target-language or non-verbal responses.Reading and Writing Section - This section comprises 2-4 items requiring short target-language or non-verbal responses, together with a task involving transfer of meaning from the target language into English and a task involving transfer of meaning from English into the target language.Writing Section - Candidates respond with one piece of writing to one question from a choice of two, based on each of the five A2 Cultural Topic areas35%Unit 4FRE4T/V Speaking Test:Part 1 Discussion of a stimulus card - These will be based on three of the topics prescribed for A2, ie Environment, the Multicultural Society and Contemporary Social Issues. Two cards will be set from each topic area, covering differentsub-topics.Part 2 Conversation - The Conversation will cover both Cultural Topics studied by the candidate. Approximately 5 minutes should be spent discussing each Cultural Topic.15%

Future opportunities

A level French is a highly regarded and valued subject amongst employers and in industry.  It provides students with good employment/higher education opportunities and looks impressive on a CV.Assessment of the course is divided between examinations in Speaking, Listening, Reading & writing.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact University Academy Keighley directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year