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French A Level at Burnley College

Course description

The emphasis of this course is on speaking and listening skills at a very high level, using as much authentic source material as possible (French television/newspapers/French speakers). Grammatical accuracy will become paramount and written work will be analytical as well as descriptive. The cultures of French speaking countries will also be explored.

We aim to tie the A Level syllabus as closely as possible to the world of work and the world in general, studying various topics including the role of young people today but also alternative energies, immigration, poverty and French film.

Entry requirements

To take four AS Levels in Year 1 (leading to three or four A Levels in Year 2): At least six GCSEs at grades A to C, including both English and Maths. To take three AS Levels in Year 1 (leading to three A Levels in Year 2): At least five GCSEs at grades A to C, including both English and Maths. A grade B in GCSE French and GCSE English (Language or Literature). Entry criteria for all qualifications are subject to a reference from your previous school or place of study.

Future opportunities

The study of modern languages provides wide-ranging options for progression to university courses, often combining the language with Business Studies, European Studies or Law. Knowledge of additional languages can be useful in careers such as Banking, Export Sales, Insurance, Journalism, Library Work, Market Research, Tourism, Retailing, Law and the Sciences.

Further information

Recognised as best practice by Ofsted, our ALZs promote independent learning through cutting-edge technology combined with traditional books and journals and online learning resources. Students have access to high specification PCs with the latest Microsoft applications and multimedia and innovative technologies including iPads, Kindles and portable consoles. Each of the 8 ALZs provides the most up to date and relevant equipment for the subjects they serve.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Burnley College directly.

Last updated date: 19 February 2016
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