French at Hillview School for Girls
Students will study technological and social change, looking at diversity and the benefits it brings. They will study highlights of French-speaking artistic culture, ncluding francophone music and cinema, and learn about political engagement and who wields political power in the French-speaking world.
Students also explore the influence of the past on present-day French-speaking communities. Students will develop their ability to interact effectively with users of the language through engaging with authentic spoken and written sources in French. These include online media, intellectually stimulating texts, films and other materials.
They will develop transferrable skills such as autonomy, resourcefulness, creativity and critical thinking.
Throughout their studies, students will learn the language in the context of French-speaking countries and the issues and influences which have shaped them.
Students will study texts and films and have the opportunity to carry out independent research on a topic of personal interest, relating to a country or countries where French is spoken.
Academic entry requirements to study three Level 3 qualifications for Hillview Sixth Form are Grade 5 in both English and Maths together with an average GCSE point score of 4.25 or above. Students will need to have achieved the subject-specific entry requirements, which for A Level French is Grade 6 or above in GCSE French.
Students should also have an average GCSE point score of 4.25 or above.
Students will be interviewed by a language teacher in French and English. The student will need to demonstrate a keen and active interest in the culture and current affairs of the country as well as strong linguistic skills.
The qualities of oral and written communication that are gained through the course, combined with the extensive skills acquired through self-reliant study, provide a firm basis for future employment. Those who study English go on to a variety of different careers, including: Broadcast and Print Journalism, Multimedia, Arts Administration, Advertising and Marketing, Primary and Secondary Teaching and Law.
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There are many university courses available and many paths available such as Literature and Journalism. Language studies and Linguistic courses develop many key skills useful in the workplace.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hillview School for Girls directly.