Modern Foreign Languages French, German and Spanish A Level at Kingsmead School
Unit 1 - Spoken Expression and Response in the language consisting of an 8-10 minute oral exam done in May of Year 12.
Unit 2 - Understanding and Written Response in the studied language. This is a two and a half hour exam, broken down into Listening and Writing; Reading and Writing sections in May/ June of Year 12.
Unit 3 – Understanding and Spoken Response in the target language. An oral exam lasting 11-13 minutes in June of Year 13.
Unit 4 – Research Understanding and Written Response in the language chosen. This is a two and a half hour exam consisting of Translation into the target language; an Essay and a research-based Essay in June of Year 13.
Youth Culture and Concerns:
Music and Fashion
Technology (e.g. MP3, blogs, mobile phones, internet, games)
Relationships (family/friendship and peer pressure)
Drink, Drugs, Sex
Lifestyle: Health and Fitness
Sport and Exercise
Food and Diet
Health Issues (e.g. Smoking, Skin Cancer, Health Services
The world around us: Travel, tourism, environmental issues and the French-speaking world
Tourist information, travel and transport
Weather (e.g. natural disasters, climate change)
Pollution and Recycling
Education and Employment
Education (schooling and higher education)
Education Policy and student issues
The Worold of Work (e.g. the changing work scene, job opportunities and unemployment)
AS Level Topics plus the following
Customs, traditions, beliefs and religions
National and international events: past, present and future
Literature and the arts
Research Based Essay
Geographical area (e.g. a religion or a city) - Key people, events and issues, customs, traditions, beliefs and relgions
Historical study: A specific period of history of particular relevance to the chosen country. Key people, events and issues from the period
Aspects of Modern French-speaking society - Key current and recent (21st century/late 20th century) events and issues (social, cultural and political) and their impact on society.
Literature and the arts - an in-depth study of French language text, play or film, demonstrating an understanding of different characters, key themes and issues, social and cultural setting and the styles/techniques employed
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kingsmead School directly.