French A Level at Heckmondwike Grammar School
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Theme 1 - Aspects of French-speaking society: current trends
The changing nature of family
The place of voluntary work
Theme 2 – Artistic culture in the French-speaking world
A culture proud of its heritage
Contemporary francophone music
Cinema: the 7th art form
Theme 3 – Aspects of French-speaking society: current issues
Positive features of a diverse society
Essay writing and research-based topic presentation
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Grade 6 in French GCSE
Grade 6 in English Language
Paper 1 (50%)
Written Exam: 2h 30 min
Listening, reading, writing
Translation into English and the target language
Paper 2 (20%)
Written Exam: 2h
Essay and grammar
Questions on set text and film
Paper 3 (30%)
Spoken Exam: 21-23 minutes
Discussion of a sub-theme, based on a stimulus card
Presentation of an individual research project
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Opportunities in industry, commerce, banking, the EU, the Diplomatic Service, teaching, journalism, interpreting and translating, linguist, travel and tourism - the European Union is the environment in which your career will be shaped - an A-level in French will give you a distinct advantage.
To assist in the development of the spoken language we conduct lessons almost exclusively in French and encourage students to get involved with language clubs and lesson support in the lower school. During year 12 we encourage students to do a work experience placement in either France or a French-speaking country.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heckmondwike Grammar School directly.