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French at Framwellgate School

Course description

As society becomes increasingly globalised, so language study becomes increasingly important. Studying French opens doors not only to Europe, but also to French speaking countries throughout the world.

Universities and employers are keen to emphasise the importance of language study recognising the skills that students develop. Language students set the standard in terms of analytical, communicative and interpretive skills. They demonstrate independent as well as collaborative learning skills and prove themselves to be adept at expressing their opinions concisely and eloquently on any number of contemporary social issues both in English and in the language they are studying.

The Russell Group of universities list a Modern Language as a “facilitating” subject which means that is among those subjects most highly valued by these institutions.

Graduates of language courses can be found in a vast variety of careers from medicine, teaching and law to marketing, sales and accounting demonstrating their flexibility and employability.

Features of the Course:

Considerable emphasis will be placed on developing students’ spoken and written French through creative projects based on contemporary social issues. Students will be encouraged to form opinions about these issues and will develop the confidence to express these opinions concisely and accurately in the target language. Extensive access to authentic French resources will develop listening and reading skills and allow students an important glimpse into the lifestyle, culture, literature and cinema of French speaking countries.


Modules covered in Year 12:


Popular Culture

Healthy Living / Lifestyle

Family / Relationships

Assessment in Year 12:

Examinations: 15 minute speaking exam

2 hour listening, reading and writing paper

Coursework: None


Modules covered in Year 13:


The Multicultural Society

Contemporary Social Issues

Cultural Topic

Assessment in Year 13:

Examinations: 15 minute speaking exam

2 1/2 hour listening, reading and writing paper

Coursework: None

Entry requirements

In order to enrol on sixth form courses, applicants will need to have achieved:

  • 5 A* to C Grades in separate subjects and in addition
  • B Grade or above in GCSE French.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Framwellgate School directly.

Last updated date: 06 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September