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AS/A2 French at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Horncastle

Course description

The AS and A2 level courses are designed to increase the range and complexity of students’ language and to develop their fluency so that they are able to discuss and inform themselves on a wider range of topics.

COURSE STRUCTURE

At AS we will cover topics such as daily life, leisure, media, entertainment, education and training. At A2 we will cover topics of society (including issues such as racism, equality, social problems), science and technology, the environment and specific aspects of culture.

GENERAL COMMENTS

The course offers enjoyment, intellectual stimulation and challenge to students with a real curiosity about the language and culture of the French-speaking world. Students should be prepared to take part in discussions, reading activities, role-plays and comprehension exercises using a variety of materials, such as textbooks, newspapers, magazines, TV and the Internet. Students will be timetabled for an additional weekly half-hour session with the Foreign Language Assistant in a small group to improve their speaking skills and they will also be expected to undertake additional independent work to support their learning. First-hand experience of a French-speaking country, possibly via the exchange, is encouraged during the period of study.

Entry requirements

In order to study AS level French you must have followed a GCSE course that covers the full higher tier content and obtained at least a grade B.

Future opportunities

PROGRESSION

Students with the ability to speak one or more Foreign Languages are becoming increasingly sought after and students with a post-GCSE qualification in French have acquired skills and knowledge of real value in future employment, leisure and further study. The A level prepares students for traditional language courses offered by most universities, but linguists are also in great demand in banking, insurance, marketing, business, engineering, law and many other areas, and degree courses including a language element are becoming more and more popular, many of which offer the opportunity to study abroad for part of the course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Horncastle directly.

Last updated date: 14 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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