French A Level at Maria Fidelis Sixth Form
Speaking and understanding another language is an invaluable skill which can be useful in many ways throughout life. Additionally, the employability rate for a student with an A-Level language (or degree level) is 42% higher than a monolingual student.
You’ll enjoy this course if….
- …you have a passion for the language and want to learn more.
- …you are motivated to spend time watching films, reading newspapers and learning more about other cultures and societies.
Paper 1 – Listening, Reading and Writing (50%)
- Reading, listening, and translation both ways – based on themes
Paper 2 – Writing (20%)
- Two essay questions in French on set texts and film
Paper 3 – Speaking (30%)
- 25 minutes based on
(i) an individual research project. and
(ii) discussion of a sub-theme
Social issues and trends
Political and artistic culture
Literary texts and films
5 A*-C grades (or equivalents) at GCSE.
Grade B in GCSE French / Spanish.
As well as topic-based lessons with your teacher you will have time to perfect your listening skills, and you will have weekly grammar lessons.
Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to go on a work experience placement in France or Spain.
Your teacher will set you individual and personal targets to help you to improve and to make sure that you reach your full potential.
Languages open doors to new cultures, friendships, travel, and jobs.
There are many careers that are linked to studying languages such as teaching, journalism, translation, sales & marketing, travel & tourism, working for the Foreign Office, interpreting, and banking.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Maria Fidelis Sixth Form directly.