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French AS/A2 Level at Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College

Course description

AS consists of 4 topics:

  • Media: TV, advertising and communication technology.
  • Popular culture: Cinema, music and fashion/trends.
  • Healthy living/life style: Exercise, health and well-being and holidays.
  • Family/relationships: Relationships within the family, friendships and marriage and partnerships.

A2 consists of 4 topics:

  • Environment: Pollution, energy and protecting the planet.
  • The multicultural society: immigration, integration and racism.
  • Contemporary social issues: Wealth and poverty, law and order and the impact of scientific and technological progress.
  • Cultural topic: the study of a target language speaking region/community or the study of a period 20th century history from a target language speaking country/ community or the study of a novelist/ dramatist/poet from a target language speaking country/ community or the study of a director /architect/musician/painter from a target language speaking country/ community.

Entry requirements

To have achieved at least a B in French GCSE.

Assessment

AS Exams

Unit 1 FREN1 is assessed through a two hour examination in Listening, Reading and Writing skills. These constitute 70% of the final AS grade and 35% of the complete A-Level course. 110 marks.

Unit 2 FREN2 T/V is a Speaking examination. 30% of AS, 15% of A Level 35 minutes speaking test (including 20 minutes preparation). 50 marks.

A2 Exams

Unit 3 FREN3 is assessed through a two and a half hour examination in which students need to show they are competent in their Listening, Reading and Writing skills. These constitute 35% of the final A Level grade. 110 marks.

Unit 4 FREN4 T/V is a Speaking examination. This consists in a 5-min discussion with a stimulus card and a 10-min conversation. 15% of A Level. 50 marks.

Future opportunities

Media (Journalism) and Film industry, Tourism and travel services, banks and Insurance companies, Local, state and federal government.

International non-profit organizations, Publishing companies , Representatives in Foreign Companies, Health Services, Social services, Immigration services, Elementary, high schools, Universities and colleges.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College directly.

Last updated date: 05 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years

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