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French A Level at Tudor Grange Academy

Course description

An ‘A’ Level in French builds upon the linguistic skills and vocabulary gained during your GCSE course. There is a greater emphasis on both grammatical knowledge and spontaneity in order to equip you to write essays and have a detailed discussion in the AS exams.

The 3 contemporary topics are: 1 – Environment (Covering pollution, energy and conservation) 2 – Multicultural World (Immigration, integration and racism) 3 – Social Issues (Learning about wealth and poverty, law and order and technology)

The 2 cultural topics are chosen by TGAS from the following: 1 – A French - speaking region or community 2 – An aspect of 20th century history from a French-speaking country 3 – An author from a French-speaking country 4 – A dramatist or poet from a French -speaking country 5 – A film director, architect, musician or painter from a French-speaking country.

Course content

See above.

Entry requirements

N/A

Assessment

How will I be assessed?

AS Level  Two hour examination - listening, reading and writing.  15 minute speaking examination with 20 minutes preparation.

How will I be assessed?

A2 Level  Two and a half hour examination - listening, reading and writing.  15 minute speaking examination with 20 minutes preparation.

Future opportunities

The wider opportunities for students with a language at Advanced Level are immense. Studying languages leads directly into jobs such as translation, interpreting or teaching. It is also an ideal compliment to employment in industry, journalism, media and tourism in our multi-lingual global society. All of these sectors need people who are good at language and communication; skills which are developed and demonstrated by an A Level in languages.

The Russell group of universities stated in August 2014 on their webpage “If the UK is to engage fully with the wider world in business, diplomacy and academia then many more young people need to study languages”. Learning a language opens up opportunities to work abroad, not only in Europe but also further afield. This may be in the form of teaching English abroad, helping relief organisations in developing countries or any job which you could normally do in the UK.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tudor Grange Academy directly.

Last updated date: 05 December 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years

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