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French A-Level at The Clarendon Academy

Course description

Unit 1: Two hour Listening, Reading and Writing – 70%

Media, Popular Culture, Healthy Lifestyle, Family topics are explored. Students need to be able to express their opinions on these topics but also talk about advantages and disadvantages.

Unit 2: Prepared Oral Topic – 30%

5 minute conversation on a given topic+ 10 minute conversation on the 3 other topics studied.

Unit 3: 15 minutes Oral Discussion – 15%

  1. Environment
  2. The Multicultural Society
  3. Contemporary Social Issues
  4. Cultural Topic

Unit 4: Listening, Reading, Writing Examination Two hours and 30 minutes – 35%

  • An Essay
  • Translations
  • Listening and Reading questions
  • A research based essay

Career Pathways

Many students go on to study languages at University but also to further education courses that combine languages with other disciplines, such as tourism, business, law, engineering and science courses.

French can be combined with any other areas, such as finance, marketing, tourism, research, and can enable you to be ready for interaction between European neighbours in this multicultural society.

Entry requirements

In the first year of the Sixth Form, students are expected to follow at least 3 subjects. Most will choose 4.

A minimum of 5 grade Cs are required to undertake A Levels and a grade B is recommended in your chosen subjects;  A ‘B’ grade is essential in French GCSE to take this subject at A Level.  

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Clarendon Academy directly.

Last updated date: 16 April 2015

Key information

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