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French A Level at Brimsham Green School

Course description

The course will allow you to develop further your language skills in order to achieve a high level of communication. You will also broaden your general study skills and exam techniques. You will, of course, study the contemporary French culture and society in depth including discussing and debating the following topics:
1. Social issues and trends
2. Political and artistic culture
3. Grammar
4. Literary texts and films
The listening and reading tasks will refer to authentic material and will aim to make you an independent linguist. The speaking and writing tasks will develop your ability to communicate and express your own thoughts and opinions.

Course content

Paper 1: Examination (40% of A-level) on aspects of French society (current trends, current issues, artistic culture, political life) – Listening, Reading and Writing – 2.30 hours
Paper 2 : Examination (30% of A-level) on texts / films analysis from a set list – Writing – 2 hours preparation time)
Paper 3: Speaking (30% of A-level) including a discussion and a presentation – 21-23 minutes

Future opportunities

A language broadens your choice of career as there are an increasing number of career paths which require specific foreign language skills in the increasingly global job market. Tourism and travel industries and international businesses are examples of careers requiring foreign language skills.

Learning a foreign language could also improve your chance of studying at a good university or of joining the Erasmus scheme whilst at university. A language will provide you with confidence and a strong ability to communicate.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Brimsham Green School directly.

Last updated date: 20 September 2016

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    • Welcome to Cotswold Edge, a collaboration of the three sixth forms of Brimsham Green School, Chipping Sodbury School and Yate International Academy. This new post 16 collaboration will broaden the curriculum offer and excellence in teaching and learning for the young people of the area.

      Through this partnership we are able to offer a wide range of academic and vocational qualifications, enabling students to select the courses which meet their needs and interests.

      We aim to provide a safe, secure and most importantly, stimulating environment in which to study.  We offer enthusiastic, dedicated teaching through staff who are equipped to provide you, the student, with excellent tuition in your chosen subject.

      Our sixth form collaboration ensures a personalised programme of support so that all young people can achieve their very best, in an environment where aspirations are high, levels of care, support and guidance are second to none and where excellence thrives.