French A-Level at Brampton Manor Academy
Who should study French?
Any students who are interested in developing and applying their language skills and who wish to know more about the culture and life of French speaking peoples.
- Develop and build on skills learned at GCSE
- Achieve a sound basis for further study
- Gain an insight into another culture and society
- Widen your employment prospects
In the first year you’ll study four topics. These are Media, Popular Culture, Healthy Living/Lifestyle and Family/ Relationships. These build on what you have studied at GCSE and cover a wide range of interesting and engaging issues. The common thread amongst these is discovering how people speak at a personal level, and what their individual views are on these everyday topics. In the second year you’ll have another four topics – Environment, the Multicultural Society, Contemporary Social Issues and a cultural topic.
The minimum entry requirement to study A-Levels is at least six GCSE grades A*-C (including English, Maths and Double or Triple Science). The average of all the GCSEs taken must be grade B or higher. We will not count ‘GCSE-equivalent’ qualifications (for example BTEC, DIDA, OCR Nationals).
Students must also achieve at least Grade B in the subjects that they wish to study. Where students have not studied a subject before, comparable grades will be used as a guide.
The subjects a student choses to study at A Level have a large impact on future progression to university and degree choice. We will consider each individual's circumstances and offer appropriate guidance and support to help students make the right subject choices.
The course is structured around 4 units (2 for AS, 2 for A2).
Unit 1 Listening, Reading and Writing This is assessed through a two hour written examination and accounts for 70% of the AS marks.
Unit 2 Speaking Test This is assessed through a 35 minute speaking test (including 20 minutes preparation). It accounts for 30% of the AS marks.
Unit 3 Listening, Reading and Writing This is assessed through a two hour 30 minutes written examination and accounts for 35% of the full A level.
Unit 4 Speaking Test This is assessed through a 35 minute speaking test (including 20 minutes preparation). It accounts for 15% of the full A level.
Languages are a valuable asset when applying to university courses leading into teaching and interpreting. It can also lead into international careers such as journalism, media, business, politics or diplomacy.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Brampton Manor Academy directly.