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Group Six IB French SL Level 3 at Dartford Grammar School

Course description

PLEASE LOOK AT THE PROVIDER DETAILS BEFORE APPLYING. YOU MUST CHOOSE ONE SUBJECT FROM EACH OF THE SIX GROUPS, THREE AT HIGHER LEVEL (HL) AND THREE AT STANDARD LEVEL (SL)
Course Outline:

The Language B course is designed for students with previous experience of a language, for example a GCSE or equivalent (grade B for Standard Level, grade A or A* for Higher Level). Students have the opportunity to reach a high degree of competence, and to explore the cultures of countries in which the language is spoken.

Building on the vocabulary and language structures they have already acquired, students will develop confidence in the use of the language, an ability to communicate their ideas in a clear and structured way, and the ability to express themselves appropriately according to the audience and context (e.g. formal letter, newspaper articles, reports, diaries, web pages). In addition, Higher Level students will study a range of literary texts and extracts; read texts at a more demanding level; and complete writing tasks that are longer and at a higher level.

Assessment comprises:

• a reading/text-handling paper
• a writing paper
• two speaking activities (individual oral, group discussion).

Listening skills are assessed in the context of the group discussion (ie: there is no specific listening exam). Writing is assessed in a final written exam (ie: there is no written coursework).

Students will need a genuine interest in extending their study of a modern language, the curiosity to find out about other ways of life and thinking, and the capacity for learning new ideas and information. A successful student will need a high level of self-motivation and will enjoy the challenge of developing a broad view of international culture along with a good level of linguistic fluency. They will enjoy studying a variety of texts, concepts and topics, and discussing them at a high level.

Entry requirements

Students will normally be expected to achieve at least 3 A grades and 4 B grades at GCSE. They will be required to have A grades in the subjects they are going to study at Higher Level (A* grade in Mathematics). In the case of a subject not studied at GCSE, a grade A will be required in a related subject.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 12 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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