French A-Level at Egglescliffe School
AS candidates will take examinations in Listening, Reading and Writing in June of Year 12. There is also a Speaking Test which involves discussing a target language stimulus and then a conversation based on AS topics. Students who carry on to A2 in Year 13 take a listening, reading and writing test. The speaking test is based on a stimulus card and students are then required to discuss A2 cultural topics.
Through the study of a wide variety of contemporary and historical issues, students develop and extend the four language learning skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing. Topic areas in year 12 are media, popular culture, healthy living/lifestyle, family and relationships.
In year 13 students will study the environment, multi-cultural society, contemporary social issues and two cultural topics. You will be expected to speak as much of the foreign language as you can in class and a lot of teaching will be in French. Students are expected to work independently on private study and extension work. This should include accessing materials on the internet and listening to news articles.
5+ A*-C grades in GCSEs or equivalent qualifications including English Language and Maths.
A good Grade (A* to B) in GCSE. Students with less than this will find the course very challenging. You also need a genuine interest in the country, its people and its culture.
Are there any expenses involved?
University lectures and occasional theatre trips. Students should also try to spend some time abroad, even if only for a few days. A good dictionary of your own will be a great help to you.
We have students in many Universities, studying a wide variety of courses. Former students are pursuing careers in journalism, banking, teaching, retailing, tourism or working abroad.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Egglescliffe School directly.