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French A Level at Clacton County High School

Course description

This course provides a logical progression from GCSE, offering skill-specific testing and a focus on language. This speaking unit rewards students for their ability to converse in French on a general topic area that they have chosen in advance. Students will need to demonstrate that they can engage in a discussion that relates to a chosen general topic area and allied subtopics. This is an 8 – 10 minute conversation that is externally assessed and makes up 30% of the qualification.

Students will develop research and reading skills with integrated skills assessment and acknowledges the importance of knowledge and understanding of the French culture. Students will need to understand and convey their understanding of language texts and recordings, through listening and reading exams. In addition, students will need to produce an essay to demonstrate an ability to manipulate French in continuous writing.

Students will be expected to recognise and use French in a variety of contexts and in relation to a prescribed range of general topic areas. These include: youth culture and concerns; lifestyle, health and fitness; the world around us; travel, tourism; environmental issues and the French–speaking world. Additionally the course considers: education and employment; customs; traditions; beliefs and religions; national and international events: past, present and future; literature and the arts. 

Entry requirements

Essential: A minimum of six GCSEs (grades A*-C) is required, including Maths and English. GCSE Grade A in French.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Clacton County High School directly.

Last updated date: 25 March 2015
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Key information

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

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