French/German A Level at St Laurence School
The course will help you to develop your general study skills, but most of all you will learn to
communicate at a higher level in the language that you have chosen. You will also learn much more
about a wide range of aspects of the society or societies in which the language is spoken.
You will be able to read, understand and extract information from written passages in the target
language taken from authentic sources, such as magazines, the Internet and newspapers, reports or
You will be able to listen to, and understand contemporary spoken language and answer questions
on what you have heard. The passages that you will learn to listen to will be taken from a range of
sources such as news reports on the radio or TV, weather forecasts, announcements, interviews and
Speaking and Writing
You will learn how to write essays or longer pieces and to hold conversations and discussions in the
target language. You will learn all the appropriate grammar, words and phrases that will help you to:
present information in the target language
organise your arguments
analyse your ideas
You will need to feel confident in the four language skills of Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. You also need to be interested in developing your understanding of the culture of French/German speaking countries and in exploring in much more depth the topic areas that you will have covered at GCSE.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Laurence School directly.