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French AS/A Level (AQA) at Benton Park School

Course description

To increase linguistic competence and cultural awareness. Students will gain the confidence to enter into spontaneous conversation and debate concerning a wide range of highly pertinent and interesting issues. Futhermore, students will learn to consider these issues from the perspective of the target language country/countries.

All students will have the opportunity to visit the target language country as part of the department's annually run linguistic and cultural trips.

Entry requirements

Route 1: Advanced Level Courses

The minimum entry requirement for acceptance on to Advanced Level courses is 5 A* - C preferably including English and Maths. Within this route most students would choose 4 subjects to study in Year 12 and retain 3 subjects in Year 13. This year it may be possible to study 5 subjects in Year 12.

Additiona entry requirements: Candidates must have achieved at least a grade C at GCSE.

Route 2: Level 3 Applied courses (BTEC or Diploma)

The minimum entry requirement for acceptance on to Level 3 courses is 4 A* - C (or equivalent) preferably including English and Maths. These courses are equivalent to 2 or more A level subjects. Students would usually choose 1 or 2 A level subjects alongside the Level 3 course.

Re-sits in English and Maths are offered where required.

 

 

 

 

Assessment

Both at AS and A2 the students' listening, speaking, reading and writing skills will be assessed.

The course will cover:

AS Unit 1 Assessment: Listening, reading and writing (2 hour exam)

Topics: Media, Popular culture, Healthy living/lifestyle, Family relationships.

AS Unit 2 Assessment: Speaking (35 minutes including 20 mins. prep)

Topics: Tasks and conversation will assess knowledge of topics covered in unit 1.

A2 Unit 3 Assessment: Listening, reading and writing (2 hour exam)

Topics: Environment, The multicultural society, Contemporary social issues, 2 Cultural topics.

A2 Unit 4 Assessment: Speaking (35 mins. including 20 mins. prep)

Topics: Tasks and conversation will assess knowledge of topics covered in unit 3.

How to apply

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Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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