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French A Level at Maria Fidelis Sixth Form

Course description

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.

Course content

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
Grammar
Literary texts and films

Entry requirements

5 A*-C grades (or equivalents) at GCSE.
Grade B in GCSE French / Spanish.

Assessment

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.

Future opportunities

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.

Last updated date: 20 February 2017
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