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French AS/A Level at Okehampton College

Course description

We look at contemporary and topical issues to develop language skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Your communication skills will be developed by a greater understanding of the Francophone world.

Course content

Areas to be covered at AS and A Level

Current trends in French speaking society and artistic culture e.g. music and cinema; social issues and political culture plus:

AS: study of 1 literary text or film
A Level: 1 literary text and 1 film or 2 literary texts plus individual research project

We will also focus on the grammar required at this level.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 A*-C GCSEs with preferably grade B or above in French.


All examinations will be taken at the end of the course ( 1 year AS, 2 years A Level)


Paper 1 – Listening, Reading, Writing including translation into English - 40%
Paper 2- Writing, 1 text or 1 film is assessed (250 words) - 30%
Paper 3- Speaking - 30%

A Level:

Paper 1- Listening, Reading, Writing inc. translation both ways - 40%
Paper 2- Writing - 2 essays (300 words each) on 1 text and 1 film OR 2 texts - 30%
Paper 3- Speaking - presentation and discussion of individual research project plus discussion of one core theme - 30%

Future opportunities

The world is your oyster! You can use your language skills in virtually any job now including: law, finance, sales and marketing, management, transport, engineering, manufacturing, travel and tourism, ICT, journalism, translation, interpreting, import/export and education. Knowledge of a foreign language enhances your prospects in the job market making you attractive to global companies.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Okehampton College directly.

Last updated date: 16 August 2016

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