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French (AQA) at St Augustine's Catholic College

Course description

The French A level course:
 accommodates the linguistic level of students newly
qualified in GCSE French
 concentrates on developing oral fluency and
conversation skills in AS speaking tests
 provides a range of stimulating and absorbing study
topics with contemporary, literary and cultural content
 retains translation tasks to test grammatical knowledge
and provide a useful tool for further study.
 What you as students will gain:
 lasting appreciation of language and learning
 ability to comprehend French in a wide range of contexts
 ability to communicate readily in French for a variety of
purposes
 useful knowledge of and insights into French-speaking
cultures, both contemporary and historic
 valuable skills for foreign travel, further education and
employment.
Course structure and assessment
AS examinations
Topics for study are in the following categories:
Media; popular culture; healthy living/lifestyle
family/relationships.
Unit 1: Listening, Reading and Writing
Written paper, 2 hours
Unit 2: Speaking Test
35 min (inc 20 min preparation)
A2 examinations
Topics for study are in the following categories:
Environment; the multicultural society; contemporary social
issues; cultural topics (five options).
Unit 3: Listening, Reading and Writing
Written paper, 2 ½ hours
Unit 4: Speaking Test
35 min (inc 20 min preparation)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Augustine's Catholic College directly.

Last updated date: 07 November 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years

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