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French A level at St Dominic's Sixth Form College

Course description

Courses in the English and Modern Foreign Languages Department combine rigorous preparation for exam success with the opportunity to venture beyond the syllabus. Recognising how concepts taught in class can be related to the world around us is central to making courses relevant and dynamic.

Course content

A level French (Edexcel linear)

  • AS Unit 1: Spoken Expression and Response
  • AS Unit 2: Understanding and Written Response
  • A2 Unit 3: Understanding and Spoken Response
  • A2 Unit 4: Research, Understanding and Written Response

Entry requirements

7 GCSEs at C or above, including Englsh Language, and B in French

Future opportunities

Courses in Modern Foreign Languages are extremely well-respected, hence their status as ‘Facilitating Subjects’ (subjects which universities particularly wish to see in prospective university applicants), and they therefore act as a superb springboard to higher education for courses such as Journalism, Law, Business, Drama, Film, and Speech Therapy as well as, of course, Languages. They also complement Medicine and Dentistry by demonstrating strong communication skills.

In recent years students studying in our department have gone on to a wide variety of Universities, including Oxford and Cambridge.               

Further information

We offer a wide range of enrichment opportunities to students. Out of college, these have included trips to Aix-en-Provence and a French Conference in London,  and Open Days at the universities of Oxford and Liverpool. In college, students organised the International Day of Languages. There were visiting graduates in all subjects.

Teachers in the Department run activities such as Debating, World Cinema club and Netball.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Dominic's Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 18 October 2016
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