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French AS/A Level at Sheldon School

Course description

Our aim is for students to feel comfortable and confident in expressing themselves but also to develop their accuracy in both oral and written French. Grammar is an important feature of the course and students are expected to achieve a high level of accuracy. Indeed an ability to study independently is vital for this course. Students will develop an advanced level knowledge and understanding of the French language, the culture of France and other French speaking countries including studying popular literary texts and films.

Course content

AS Course (1 year) course content:

  • Changes in French society
  • Political and artistic culture in Frenchspeaking countries

A2 Course (2 year) course content: 

  • Changes in French society
  • Political and artistic culture in Frenchspeaking countries
  • Immigration and the multicultural French society
  • The Occupation and the Resistance

Entry requirements

GCSE French at Grade A is desirable, Grade B at a teacher’s discretion.

Assessment

AS:

Paper 1: Listening, reading and translation (40%)

Paper 2: Written response to work (literary text/film), grammar and translation (30%)

Paper 3: Speaking (30%)

A2:

Paper 1: Listening, reading and translation (40%)

Paper 2: Written response to work (literary text/film) and translation (30%)

Paper 3: Speaking (30%)

 

All modules are assessed through final examination

Future opportunities

A modern foreign language is highly desirable for many careers: teaching, journalism, internati onal law, politics, trade, the diplomatic service, translation and interpret ng, industry and travel and tourism to menti on but a few. Knowledge of a foreign language is a marketable skill for any future career and is a high status academic subject, well regarded by all universities.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 September 2016

Key information

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

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