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French AS/A2 at Stoke Park School and Community Technology College

Course description

AS/A2 French course

The course is split into 7 Modules :

Media : TV viewing habits; the benefits and dangers of watching TV; the role of reality TV; the purpose of advertising; curbs on advertising; new technologies; current and potential use and dangers and benefits of the internet

Popular Culture  : Changing trends in cinema-going; the role of cinema in French culture; explore trends in music and music technology; discuss the role of music; give an account of a music event

Healthy Lifestyles : traditional and emerging sports; links between health and sport;

danger to health; diet and eating disorders; work-life balance; holidays - impact of tourism & changing attitudes towards holidays

 

Family & Relationships : The role of parents; conflict of attitudes; changing models of

family; characteristics of friends; love versus friendship; marriage and cohabitation; divorce and separation; changing roles within the home

 

The Environment : pollution & transport issues; energy sources & concerns; consumerism; the need for change of attitude towards the environment

 

Multi-Cultural Society : Immigration – the reasons, benefits and problems; racism &

discrimination in employment and education.

Contemporary Social Issues / Problems : Wealth & Poverty, Debt and aid programmes; crime and anti-social behaviour; measures to reduce crime & alternatives to prison; science and technology – space, medical progress and research.

The first 4 Modules are studied in AS and the final 3 in A2.

 

Students use a combination of textbooks and specific websites to practise all four       attainment skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing.

 

Course content

AS/A2 French course

 

The course is split into 7 Modules :

 

Media : TV viewing habits; the benefits and dangers of watching TV; the role of reality TV; the purpose of advertising; curbs on advertising; new technologies; current and potential use and dangers and benefits of the internet

 

Popular Culture  : Changing trends in cinema-going; the role of cinema in French culture; explore trends in music and music technology; discuss the role of music; give an account of a music event

 

Healthy Lifestyles : traditional and emerging sports; links between health and sport;

danger to health; diet and eating disorders; work-life balance; holidays - impact of tourism & changing attitudes towards holidays

 

Family & Relationships : The role of parents; conflict of attitudes; changing models of

family; characteristics of friends; love versus friendship; marriage and cohabitation; divorce and separation; changing roles within the home

 

The Environment : pollution & transport issues; energy sources & concerns; consumerism; the need for change of attitude towards the environment

 

Multi-Cultural Society : Immigration – the reasons, benefits and problems; racism &

discrimination in employment and education.

 

Contemporary Social Issues / Problems : Wealth & Poverty, Debt and aid programmes; crime and anti-social behaviour; measures to reduce crime & alternatives to prison; science and technology – space, medical progress and research.

 

 

 

The first 4 Modules are studied in AS and the final 3 in A2.

 

Students use a combination of textbooks and specific websites to practise all four            attainment skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing.

 

 

Entry requirements

5 or more GCSEs at grade A* - C including English and Maths and at least a grade C in French

Assessment

Course structure

The course is comprised of six units, three of which are assessed in the first year at AS level, leading on to a further three units at A2. The AS units are all assessed by examination at the end of Year 12, and cover all four language skills, including speaking. The second year of study includes a written coursework element worth 30% of the A2 marks.

Future opportunities

A modern language will often be needed for a degree in the language studied but a modern foreign language is useful for other languages as well as business studies and arts degrees in general.

Further information

For further information please contact post 16

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stoke Park School and Community Technology College directly.

Last updated date: 18 June 2014
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