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French A Level at Writhlington School

Course description

The approach is a focus on how French-speaking society has been shaped, socially and culturally, and how it continues to change. In the first year, aspects of the social context are studied, together with aspects of the artistic life of French-speaking countries. In the second year further aspects of the social background are covered, this time focusing on issues such as life for those on the margins of French-speaking society as well as looking at the positive influences that diversity brings. Students also study aspects of the political landscape in a Frenchspeaking country, looking at immigration from the political perspective and at the way in which political power is expressed through action such as strikes and demonstrations. Teenagers and the extent to which they are politically engaged looks towards the future of political life in French-speaking society.

Course content

Year 12 - Changing role of family, the role of technology in society, voluntary work, diversity, marginalisation, crime and punishment, artistic culture in French speaking countries (cinema and music) and political life in French speaking countries through young people and political engagement, demonstration and protest and immigration.

Year 13 - Changing role of family, the role of technology in society, voluntary work, diversity, marginalisation, crime and punishment, artistic culture in French speaking countries (cinema and music) and political life in French speaking countries through young people and political engagement, demonstration and protest and immigration.

Entry requirements

Five GCSE Grade 6 to 9 including English and Maths. Students require a GCSE Grade 6 in French.

Assessment

At the end of Year 12 you will sit end of year exams, these will not count towards your final results. There are final written, aural and oral examinations at the end of Year 13.

Future opportunities

Translating, interpreting, journalism, education, business, engineering, scientific research, law, politics.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 December 2017

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