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Course description

Students who have the ability to offer potential employers a competent and fluent level of French with high degree of accuracy, possess an extremely marketable and sought after skill. With the ongoing development and rapidity of international communications, the relevance and value of a foreign language has never been more obvious. Furthermore, continuing with a language sets a solid base for learning further languages at a later stage.

AGCE Courses are now being designed to incorporate a vocational as well as academic dimension, preparing students for exciting career opportunities in a wide range of professions. Students also study film and literary texts to further deepen their knowledge.

These courses will also serve as excellent preparation for students wishing to proceed to Higher Education. Advanced Level French aims to provide students with a thorough knowledge of the language and to develop in particular, the skill of speaking with a high degree of fluency. Former students have continued to study French to degree level at Nottingham and Chester.

We expect all students to demonstrate a high level of motivation and have the capacity for hard work. Sixth Form work is demanding and students are expected to take increased responsibility for their own learning through supported self-study courses. Excellent attendance is vital if students are to benefit from the courses.


Course content

Students on this course are encouraged and indeed expected to spend time in France during their two years of study. We offer students the opportunity to visit French speaking countries. In addition we have previously organised a work placement in France. We encourage students to immerse themselves in the language by regularly watching French films available in the library, as well as at the cinema and by reading French magazines. Students can also attend French events hosted by universities. At Walsall Academy, Session 3 is available to students to practise exam technique, watch a variety of foreign language programs and engage in speaking practice at the languages cafe.

Unit 1 – Listening, Reading and Writing

Unit 2 – Writing

Unit 3 – Speaking

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs (grades A* - C) or equivalent including English and Mathematics

Grade B in GCSE French

Grade 6 in GCSE English

Students must satisfactorily pass their AS French to at least grade D to be allowed to continue to full A level in Year 13.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact WALSALL ACADEMY directly.

Last updated date: 19 December 2016
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