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French AS/A-Level at Rickmansworth School

Course description

Throughout the course, students study how French-speaking society has been shaped, socially and culturally, and how it continues to change. Aspects of the social context are studied, together with aspects of the artistic life of French-speaking countries. Students study technological and social change, looking at diversity and the benefits it brings. They will study highlights of French-speaking artistic culture, including francophone music and cinema, and learn about political engagement and who wields political power in the French-speaking world. Students also explore the influence of the past on present-day French speaking communities. Throughout their studies, they will learn the language in the context of French-speaking countries and the issues and influences which have shaped them. Students study texts and film and will have the opportunity to carry out independent research on an area of their choice. Assessment tasks will be varied and cover listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.

Course content

Topics covered:

AS LEVEL

  • Aspects of French speaking society: current trends
  • Artistic culture in the French speaking world

A2 LEVEL

  • Aspects of French speaking society: current trends & issues
  • Artistic culture in the French speaking world
  • Aspects of political life in the French speaking world

Entry requirements

A Grade in French

OR

B Grade in consultation with Subject Leader

Assessment

AS LEVEL - comprised of two exams:

COMPONENT 1 Listening, Reading & Writing Exam 80 marks 40% of AS Level mark

COMPONENT 2 Writing Exam 60 marks 30% of AS Level mark

COMPONENT 3 Speaking Exam 60 marks 30% of AS Level mark

A2 LEVEL - comprised of two exams:

COMPONENT 1 Listening, Reading & Writing Exam 160 marks 40% of AS Level mark

COMPONENT 2 Writing Exam 90 marks 30% of AS Level mark

COMPONENT 3 Speaking Exam 90 marks 30% of AS Level mark

Future opportunities

Translation, Interpreting, Linguistics, Teaching, Finance, Food and Drink, Law, Sales and Marketing, Transport, Tourism and Leisure, Public Sector, International Organisations; including the UN and the EU institutions.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 September 2016
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Key information

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

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