French AS and A Level at Ysgol Dyffryn Aman
A course in French German is offered for those wishing to specialise in languages or combine with another degree course such as engineering, law or business studies which may offer a period of study abroad.
This course is topic-based and covers a range of current issues including education, the world of work, media and the environment. The internet abounds with authentic sources of reading and listening material, together with grammar tools and dictionaries and students would be expected to make extensive use of this resource. French students will also spend one hour a week with the French assistant to improve their comprehension and speaking skills and learn more about the countries where the target language is spoken.
GCSE Point Scores
In advising students as to the most suitable choice of post-16 courses/programmes of study, we use a GCSE 'Point Score' as a benchmark.
The Score is made up from the best six GCSE grades achieved by the student using the following scale:-
A* - 8 points
A - 7 points
B - 6 points
C - 5 points
D - 4 points
E – 3 points
F – 2 points
G - 1 point
This process has been used successfully over a number of years and proved to be an accurate predictor of likely success through the various possible routes of study.
- To study 4 A Level subjects over 2 years – 42 points (minimum) including Maths & English (following consultation)
- To Study 3 A Level subjects over 2 years points – 30 points (minimum) including Maths & English
- To study a green route a point score of 30 points from at least 4 separate subjects
N.B. Although, as stated above, these ‘scores’ are good predictors of likely success upon entry into the Sixth Form, each student is treated as an individual and the post GCSE Interview is a very important process. Parents are welcome to be present at these interviews.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Dyffryn Aman directly.