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French A Level at West Kirby Grammar School

Course description

WHY CHOOSE MODERN LANGUAGES?

Modern Languages are increasingly important in today's world. Career prospects for people with a qualification in at least one modern language are very good. The courses are intellectually stimulating and very enjoyable.

Course content

CONTENT - Advanced Level (A2)

c) Environmental Issues, including technology pollution, global warming, transport, energy, nuclear energy, renewable energies, conservation, recycling, sustainability.

d) Social and Political Issues, including the role of the media, racism, immigration social exclusion and integration, terrorism, world of work (employment, commerce, globalization, etc).

e) The Study of a film and/or literary text of an area

Entry requirements

Advanced Level

  • In order to progress onto Advanced Level courses you must achieve at least a D grade at AS Level in three subjects (excluding General Studies)
  • See entry conditions for AS Levels

Assessment

ASSESSMENT

Speaking Test - 20 mins - Structured discussion and expos/discussion in topic from list

(chosen by student)

Listening, Reading and Responding - including a written response to a prepared film, literary text or study of an area - 3 hours

Future opportunities

WHAT CAN I DO WITH FRENCH?

Language skills are used directly in translating, interpreting and teaching and are increasingly demanded in many areas of industry and commerce. Many university courses combine a Modern Language with subjects as diverse as Economics, Business Studies, Physics and Chemistry. There are very attractive law degree courses which include a Modern Language. Medical schools are also looking for students who have studied a language to Advanced or A/S Level. There is tremendous personal satisfaction to be gained from the study of Modern Languages at Advanced Level. The world of foreign books, theatre, films, magazines, newspapers is now accessible. Travel becomes much more rewarding.

Further information

WHAT DO I NEED TO START THE COURSE?

Students are expected to have successfully completed a GCSE course in the appropriate language and gained a grade B. Students need to be enthusiastic about their language(s) and should enjoy communicating in the target language - most, if not all, the lessons are taught in the foreign language and students have a weekly session with the assistant. There are ample opportunities for travel and work experience abroad. A lively, enquiring mind is an essential!!

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Kirby Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 school year

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