French at The Chase School
At AS the subject content covers the media, popular culture, lifestyle and relationships.
At A2 you will cover the environment, the multicultural society, contemporary social issues and cultural topics.
At A2 We often read a French novel, short stories or a play. In 2012 the group did Molière’s play L’Avare. Last year tackled Guy de Maupassant’s Boule de Suif et Autres Contes de la Guerre and the films of François Truffaut. This year’s cohort are studying Un Sac de Billes by Joseph Joffo and the films of Jean Jeunet. All this in French.
This year both the AS and A2 groups are going to Paris for a long immersion weekend before the oral exams. We shall be staying in a hotel, going to the cinema, to the musée d’Orsay, to the Quartier Latin - amongst other places - and speaking French.
Students who cope well with 4 AS levels in the Lower Sixth and then 3 or 4 A levels in the Upper Sixth will usually have gained at least 4 Bs and probably 2 As at GCSE level.
If you hope to study 3 AS levels and carry these through to completion as A-level, we will expect at least 4 Bs at GCSE level.
Most departments advise that Bs are necessary for entry to an AS course but individual circumstances are always considered, as appropriate, when GCSE results are published in the summer.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Chase School directly.