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French A Level at Alsager School

Course description

You will continue to study the language through the four skill areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing. You will develop your knowledge of society and culture, past and present, of the countries and communities where French is spoken. You will develop your opinions and be able to justify them on a wide range of topics. You will also explore the world of French literature and films.

All Sixth Form language students work within small groups. We aim to provide you with a wide range of opportunities, by using magazines, newspapers, videos, songs, the internet, our state of the art multi-media language lab, cartoons and other authentic materials.

Entry requirements

You will need to have gained a minimum of Grade B GCSE

Assessment

You will be entered for the WJEC examination and study for either the AS or A Level. From 2017 the AS grade no longer counts towards the A Level examination.

The examination for both AS and A Level is as follows:

Speaking Examination 30%
Listening, reading and translation (Written paper) 50%
Critical and analytical response in writing (Written paper) 20%

Future opportunities

‘The world will be your oyster’. Employers are becoming increasingly more aware of the benefits of employing staff with language skills. Potential employers will often want you to combine your language skills with another subject area. The choice of University courses offering such opportunities is incredible: you can combine language study with a vast range of other subject areas including science, maths, business and the Arts. Your language skills can help to give you an advantage in a competitive job market and give you access to a higher salary.

Students interested in Primary Education will also reap the benefits of studying a foreign language, as Primary School languages provision continues to gain momentum. Currently there is a dearth of language experts and the demand for teachers of MFL is constantly increasing.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 January 2016
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