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French Modern Foreign Languages A Level at Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys

Course description

The Advanced Subsidiary level provides a logical progression from GCSE with:

  • Discrete skill-specific testing
  • A focus on language

Course content

  • AS: Media, Popular Culture, Healthy Living and Family/Relationships.
  • A2: Environment, The Multicultural Society, Contemporary Social Issues and a Cultural Topic.

For the speaking assessments, students are free to choose any of the four general topic areas, depending on their preference and interests.

Students should be advised to choose a topic area with which they are familiar and which they are prepared to discuss in detail.

Unit 1 tests will be set on each of the four topic areas.

The tests will be in the form of a short stimulus with the teacher, which will last 15 minutes.

Unit 2 is assessed externally, and you must complete listening, reading and writing in 2h30. Writing is an essay, you are given three topics to choose from.

Entry requirements

B grade and above in French GCSE

C English & Maths

Assessment

AS Level

  • Unit 1: Spoken Expression and Response in French Internally assessed 30% AS 15%total GCE 
  • Unit 1 tests will be set on each of the four topic areas. 
  • The tests will be in the form of a short stimulus with the teacher, which will last 15 minutes. 
  • Unit 2: Understanding and Written Response in French Externally assessed 70% AS 35% total GCE mark
  • Unit 2 is assessed externally, and you must complete listening, reading and writing in 2h30. 

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    Writing is an essay, you are given three topics to choose from.

 

A2 Level

  • Unit 3: Understanding & Spoken Response in French Internally assessed 35% AS 17.5%total GCE 
  • Unit 4 Research, Understanding & Written Response in French Externally assessed 65% AS 32.5% total GCE

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys directly.

Last updated date: 10 June 2016
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