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French at The King Edmund School

Course description

The course will help you develop your general study skills, but most of all A Level
French helps students develop confident, effective communication skills in French
and a thorough understanding of the culture of countries and communities where
French is spoken. You will learn to write essays on current affairs and topical issues
such as the media, the environment and immigration. You will develop a spontaneous
use of the language, hold conversations and debate about a variety of issues. You
will understand written and spoken French in a variety of contexts and genres, using
authentic materials. While studying French, students have the opportunity to go on
work experience in France to boost their speaking and listening skills.


Examinations take place at the end of the course. The examinations will test your
understanding of spoken and written French and writing skills (70% of the course)
and your speaking skills (30%) on a broad variety of topics. There is no coursework or
controlled assessments.

Future opportunities

Sound knowledge of a language can lend an international dimension to any other
qualification. Language qualifications will help you become more competitive in future
job applications: where two candidates have similar degrees, the one with an A Level
in a language will be more attractive to an employer, particularly in the case of a
multi-national company. Languages are viewed as a desirable qualification by many
employers, showing good communication skills and open doors to a variety of careers in the media, marketing, tourism, interpreting and public relation.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The King Edmund School directly.

Last updated date: 25 August 2016

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