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French AS & A Level at Hampstead School

Course description

Aspects of French-speaking society: current trends

  • The changing nature of family
  • The ‘cyber-society’
  • The place of voluntary work

Aspects of French-speaking society: current issues 

  • Positive features of a diverse society
  • Life for the marginalised
  • How criminals are treated

Artistic culture in the French-speaking world 

  • A culture proud of its heritage
  • Contemporary music
  • Cinema: the 7th art form

Aspects of political life in the French-speaking world 

  • Teenagers, the right to vote and political commitment
  • Demonstrations, strikes – who holds the power?
  • Politics and immigration

Entry requirements

Grade B in French GCSE is desirable. You should also have a real interest in the French language, and in the culture of French-speaking countries.

Future opportunities

French A level provides the skills essential to continue on to Higher Education such as working intensively in small groups, essay writing, research, analysing texts, presenting, interview skills and debating about wider issues.

This course also provides an invaluable foundation for a number of popular careers including journalism, business, travel & tourism, international sales, politics, teaching, public relations and the diplomatic service.

Acquiring an advanced level qualification in languages increases your value in the wider job market.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hampstead School directly.

Last updated date: 16 January 2017
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