French at Swanwick Hall School
COURSE STRUCTURE - AS LEVEL
Unit 1: Speaking
Unit 2: Listening, Reading and Writing 1 Aspects of daily life • The family: different structures and relationships; living conditions • Food, drink, health, obsessions and addictions • Transport: trends and patterns in usage Leisure and entertainment • Sport • Tourism and related themes: tourism as a changing phenomenon; tourism and the environment • Leisure activities: aspects of cultural life, e.g. film, theatre; the arts as part of leisure time. Communication and media • Communication technology: patterns and changes to communication in daily life • Media, e.g. written press; radio; television Education and training • School and school life: individual experiences; local and national concerns • Work and training: individual experiences; school to work preparation, transition and aspirations.
COURSE STRUCTURE – A2 LEVEL
Unit 3: Speaking
Unit 4: Listening, Reading and Writing 2 Society • Integration and exclusion: age; gender; race; religion; equality of opportunity • Law and order: trends of crime and punishment; civil unrest; policing • Unemployment: causes and consequences The environment • The individual and the environment: recycling; reducing individual energy usage and impact; local conservation • Energy management: alternative energy sources; changing use of fossil fuels; nuclear energy; changing energy demands • Pollution: causes; consequences; solutions • Conservation of the natural world: changing habitats; impact of man and pollution; local, national or global initiatives. Science and technology: impact and issues • Medical progress: development and change – impacts on health care, lifestyles, ethics and beliefs • Scientific advances: change and innovation – impacts and issues on society, knowledge, education • Technological developments: change and development – impacts on lifestyles, habits, work and education. Culture • Literature and the arts: trends, changes, influences and impacts on individuals and society • Political issues: changes at local and national level; impacts on the individual and society Heritage and history: influence and impacts of heritage (including colonial heritage) and historical events on contemporary society.
In order to access this course students must have achieved a minimum of A* - C in 5 different subjects including English and Maths at GCSE Level.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Swanwick Hall School directly.