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French at Charnwood College

Course description

Why should you consider taking this course?

French at A level builds upon the knowledge and skills that you have acquired at GCSE. The lessons are all taken in French and you will be discussing a wide range of contemporary issues, considering two sides of an argument and forming your own opinions. You will read and listen to higher level texts and you will learn to write using language adapted to suit different audiences.

This course is an excellent choice for those who enjoy their languages or those who are considering higher education or university, as it adds another dimension to your studies and opens up opportunities for study abroad. The course is varied and interesting and you will benefit from small teaching group sizes, along with one to one practice with a native speaker of French.

Course content

What is covered at AS?
Aspects of French speaking society:
Current trends
- The changing nature of family
- The cyber-society
- The place of voluntary work
Artistic culture in the French speaking
- A culture proud of its heritage
- Contemporary francophone music
- Cinema: the 7th art form

What is covered at A2?
Aspects of French speaking society:
Current issues
- Positive features of a diverse society
- Life for the marginalised
- How criminals are treated
Aspects of political life in the French speaking
- Teenagers, the right to vote and political
- Demonstrations, strikes - who holds power?
- Politics and immigration

Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need to start this course?

Higher and Progression pathways, as long as you have a B or above at GCSE.

Future opportunities

What careers could this course help prepare you for?

Studying French at A Level provides you with an excellent basis for employment in a wide variety of areas. The transferrable skills developed at A-Level, such as autonomy, resourcefulness, creativity, critical thinking, and linguistic, cultural and cognitive flexibility, will equip you to proceed to further study or to employment in any area. Many of our students chose to continue with their French studies at university, or combine it with studies in fields such as Law, Fashion, Sport or Engineering.

Further information

For further information contact: Chrystèle Hérissé or Claire Newbold

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Charnwood College directly.

Last updated date: 01 December 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September