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French AS & A Level at Hornsea School and Language College

Course description

The A-level languages course covers many aspects of society of the country of the language being studied as well as the study of a set film (year 12) and set book (year 13). As well as the A-level qualification you will gain an in depth knowledge of the culture of France.

Students may progress to commence a degree in languages or another subject at university. A-Level French is useful for careers in business, industry, teaching and working in Europe.

Course content

Year 12

You will cover aspects of society and artistic culture of France. You will develop your listening, reading, writing and speaking skills.

Paper 1

  • Listening, reading and translation into English.
  • Written exam, 1 hour 45 minutes

Paper 2

  • Translation in to French and an essay in French about a film you have studied from a set list.
  • Written exam, 1 hour

Paper 3

  • A speaking exam based upon 2 stimulus cards on aspects of society and artistic culture of France.

Year 13

You will cover aspects of society and artistic culture, multiculturalism and political life of France. You will continue develop your   listening, reading, writing and speaking skills.

Paper 1

  • Listening, reading and translation
  • Written exam, 2 hours 30 minutes

Paper 2

  • Two essays about the set film and set book
  • Written exam, 2 hours

Paper 3

  • A speaking exam based upon one stimulus card and a presentation and discussion of an individual research project.

Entry requirements

Minimum grade B in GCSE French and 5 A*-C GCSE including English and maths

Assessment

  • Y13: Paper 1, 40%
  • Y13: Paper 2, 30%
  • Y13: Paper 3, 30%

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hornsea School and Language College directly.

Last updated date: 19 January 2017
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