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French A Level at The Broxbourne School

Course description

Students who have enjoyed studying French to GCSE will undoubtedly benefit from the opportunity to extend their skills at a
higher level. An interest in the culture of French speaking countries is essential, as is an awareness of contemporary issues.
By the end of the course students can expect to reach a high level of fluency in the language.
AS-level topics include: Youth culture and concerns; health and fitness; travel, tourism and environmental issues; education
and employment.
A2-level topics include: Education and employment; customs; traditions; beliefs and religions; national and international
events in the past, present and future; literature and the arts plus the AS level topics.
Vocabulary and grammar are studied systematically using our main course books Edexcel AS French and Edexcel A2
French, which are supplemented by material from other sources. Personal research is an essential element of the course
and we have a wide range of materials in the French department and the library. Students benefit greatly from time spent
with the Assistant where they have the opportunity to prepare thoroughly for the speaking units in a group of two or three
students. In the listening examination in Year 12, students use a walkman which they can pause and replay as many times
as they wish during the time allocated.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements to The Broxbourne School Sixth Form are based on both the average KS4 points achieved in the summer of year 11 and specific grades gained in subjects relevant to those that they wish to pursue in the Sixth Form. Students are expected to take four AS subjects and AS General Studies in Year 12 and should have demonstrated a consistently serious attitude to study.
To enter the Sixth Form to study 4 or 5 AS / A-level courses students should have achieved at least 5+ A* - C grades including English and Maths, must have demonstrated a consistently serious attitude to study and
• gained an average points score of 43 points or more and,
• achieved the entry grade B in the GCSE subject they wish to study at AS / A-level or in the case of subjects not taken at GCSE the entry grade in related subjects
• achieve at least an A in GCSE Maths to take AS level Maths

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Broxbourne School directly.

Last updated date: 07 November 2014
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Key information

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