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French - AS Level at RR6 Wimbledon

Course description

Why study French? Travel broadens the mind and never more so than when you speak the language. This course is designed to give you a profound understanding of your chosen language. Not only will you know more about the mechanics of the language, grammar and vocabulary, but you will also learn how people live and use language on a day-to-day basis. What topics will I study? In the first year of AS level, you will study four topics: media, popular culture, lifestyle and family relationships. These build on what you have studied at GCSE and cover a wide range of interesting and engaging issues. The common thread amongst these is discovering how people speak at a personal level and what their individual views are on these everyday topics. In the second year (A2) you will study another four topics: environment, the multicultural society, contemporary social issues and a choice of two topics for independent study. How will I be assessed? At both AS and A2 level assessment is in two parts: an examination which includes listening, reading and writing – accounting for 70% of the overall mark - and an aural examination which comprises 30% of the overall mark. An example/illustration of the type of work involved: During the Popular Culture topic work on Music, in French you will explore: Types of music, changing trends / The place of music in popular culture / “Music I like” / How music defines personal identity

Entry requirements

French at GCSE grade B or higher.

Future opportunities

Your A Level in French can help with several career paths. Language skills are invaluable for those interested in translation, teaching, travel or the tourism industry. But in any career being proficient in a language will give you broader career options.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact RR6 Wimbledon directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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