French A Level at Teignmouth Community School
The French course works towards A level in Year 13.
The assessment has two parts: part one is listening, reading and writing and part two is speaking.
You will learn to communicate at a higher level in French as well as developing advanced comprehension skills and cultural awareness through studying social issues like the influence of the media, modern lifestyles, or changing family structures. In developing your skills in reading and listening, you will be working with real or authentic texts, responding to questions in French or English as well as translating some texts.
In speaking and writing, you will learn how to hold conversations and take part in discussions in French, giving positive or negative points and your own opinions and how to argue with people politely!. You will be taught how to manipulate grammar and to structure essays in the target language.
Furthermore, in the second year you will study a French film and some literature in depth.
You will need to have achieved a French GCSE at Grade B or above.
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How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Teignmouth Community School directly.