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French at The Hertfordshire and Essex High School and Science College

Course description

As at GCSE, the language is presented through topics.

AS Level
Unit 1 – Spoken Expression and Response
Unit 2 – Understanding and Written Response

Topics are:

  • Youth culture and concerns
  • Lifestyle – health and fitness
  • The world around us – travel, tourism, environmental issues and the french-speaking world
  • Education and employment

A2 Level
Unit 3 – Understanding and Spoken Response
Unit 4 – Research, Understanding and Written Response
Topics are:

  • Customs, traditions, beliefs and religions
  • National and international events – past, present and future
  • Literature and the Arts

What the Sixth Formers have to say:

“The groups are smaller and more relaxed and you get much more attention from the teacher.”

“A Level topics are much more interesting than GCSE.”

“You start to improve really quickly but don’t always realise it. This time last year I was writing a 100-word letter to a pen pal and now I am writing a 650-word essay on drink driving.”

Entry requirements

GCSE grade A in French in all four skills. If this subject has not been studied previously, students must have a high level of fluency in the language. This will be subject to teacher assessment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Hertfordshire and Essex High School and Science College directly.

Last updated date: 03 February 2015
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