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French AS/A2 Level at The Bulmershe School

Course description

Gives an insight into the life and culture of French speaking countries. Encourages you to communicate confidently and effectively in the language. Enables you to develop your interest in, and enthusiasm for, language learning. Allows you to acquire knowledge, skills and understanding for practical use, for further study and/or for employment. Is on the university list of facilitating subjects.

Course content

AS Level: Aspects of French speaking society: current trends Artistic culture in the French speaking world A set book or film from the list in the specification grammar.

Entry requirements

The course best suits students who obtained B, A,or A* at GCSE MFL.

Assessment

Paper 1: 1 hour 45 minutes/40% You will answer a range of reading and listening comprehension questions and will be able to control how often you hear the listening material. You will translate a passage of about 70 words from French into English. Paper 2: 1 hour 15 minutes/30% You will write an essay about the text or film you have studied and translate a passage of about 70 words from English into French. Paper 3: A speaking test lasting 12-14 minutes/30% This will be conducted by one of your teachers - you will discuss two sub-themes from the topics list. A2 Level Aspects of French speaking society: current trends Aspects of French speaking society: current issues Artistic culture in the French/ speaking world Aspects of political life in the French speaking world A set book or film from the list in the specification Grammar Paper 1: 2 hours 30 minutes/40% You will answer a range of reading and listening comprehension questions and will be able to control how often you hear the listening material. You will translate from French into English and from English into French Paper 2: 2 hours/30% You will write an essay about a text you have studied, then a second essay about a film or another text you have studied. Paper 3: A speaking test lasting 16-18 minutes/30% This will be conducted by one of your teachers - you will discuss a theme from the topics list and a second theme you have researched yourself.

Future opportunities

Students often go on to study modern languages as a "pure" degree course or combined with subjects such as business studies, engineering, history or politics.

Many of tomorrows workforce will need language skills. Past students are now pursuing further studies in Chinese, Law, and Business Studies, and developing careers in fields as varied as Banking, Finance, Education, Scientific Research, Media, Computing and Marketing.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 September 2016

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