French at Carshalton High School for Girls
If you are interested in languages and communication, and you enjoy learning about other cultures and ways of life, then this modern foreign languages course would be very suitable for you. Similarly, if you are interested in the business world, in travel or tourism, in literature, or in journalism and the media, then you are also likely to find this course not only very suitable but enjoyable. There are several options in the course where you can choose your topic or question to suit your interests. Whether you want to use language for work, for further study, for training, or for leisure, this is the course for you.
This course will help you to develop your inter personal and general study skills, but most of all you will learn to communicate at a higher level in French. The course will provide you with a coherent course study for all students. You will also learn much more about a wide range of aspects of the society or societies in which French is spoken.
You will need at least a GCSE grade C, preferably B in French and you will want to demonstrate your ability at this level in all four language skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking. This course will enable you to gain more knowledge and understanding of cultural and social aspects of France. You need to be interested in developing this understanding and exploring in much more depth the topic areas that you will have covered at GCSE. You must be keen and excited to take advantage of the opportunities offered to spend time and undertake work in France.
There will be a range of opportunities open to you. Some students choose to do degree courses in languages; others choose to pursue a higher education course in another subject, but choose a language option alongside it. We live in an increasingly global community, and language skills are highly sought-after in the workplace. Having a language at AS or A Level will certainly improve your employability, in particular with companies which have international branches. Employers know that linguists have excellent communication skills and can rely on them to transfer those skills easily. There is also of course much personal pleasure to be gained through the travel, understanding of other cultures and places, and opening of your mind to the world which all come with the further study of languages.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Carshalton High School for Girls directly.