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French A Level at Lady Manners School

Course description

Year 12

  • One theme of Social issues and trends
  • One theme of Political and/or intellectual and/or artistic culture:
  • One text or one film Grammar

Year 13

  • A further theme from Social issues and trends
  • A further theme from Political and/or intellectual and/or artistic culture
  • One text and one film or two texts

The main differences from GCSE are that the topics and therefore the vocabulary areas are more advanced and students are expected to understand and use a wider and more varied range of expression.

A Level will build on students’ existing grammar knowledge and obviously extend that knowledge. Teaching will also seek to include a development of students’ ability to work independently and invest their own time to progress steadily.

Course content

Year 12

Social issues and trends:

  • Aspects of French-speaking society: current trends

Political and/or intellectual and/or artistic culture:

  • Artisitic culture in the French-speaking world
  • One text or one film
  • Grammar

​Year 13

Social issues and trends:

  • Aspects of French-speaking society: current issues/ Multiculturalism

Political and/or intellectual and/or artistic culture:

  • Aspects of political life in French-speaking world
  • One text and one film or two texts
  • Grammar
  • IRP (individual research project)

Entry requirements

GCSE grade B or higher in French

Assessment

Year 13

Paper 1: Written exam - 2h 30 160 marks 40%

Paper 2: Written exam - 2h 90 marks 30%

Paper 3: Speaking test - 16-17 minutes (+ 5 mins preparation time) 60 marks 30%

Future opportunities

Language study at A Level opens paths into many career avenues and can be a positively influential factor for students going into law, banking, business, tourism, medicine and other science-based careers.

French is listed by the Russell Group as facilitating subjects which means it helps gain admission to a wide variety of competitive higher education courses.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 January 2017

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