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French A2 at Queensbury School

Course description

To progress onto the A2 in French you will need to have gained at least an E grade in the AS Level in French.

This is a one year course following on from the AS Level in French, which requires students to be willing to work hard, as well as enjoying and feeling confident with speaking french. This subject is joint taught between Queensbury School and Thornton Grammar School.

Course content

A2 Exam Topics

1 - Environment

  • Pollution
  • Energy
  • Protecting the planet

2 - The Multicultural Society

  • Immigration
  • Integration
  • Racism

3 - Contemporary Social Issues

  • Wealth and Poverty
  • Law and Order
  • Impact of Scientific and Technicological Progress

4 - Cultural topic

Choice of studying 2 from:

  • Target language region
  • 20th century history
  • Target language author
  • Target language poetry
  • Director, artist, musician, painter.

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of 5 A*-C grades (or equivalent) in your GCSEs, including at least a gradeB in the related subject AS French required to progress to A2.

A Level Requirements

  • Studying a language, especially at A levels, requires a lot of commitment and the ability to complete independent work on a regular basis.
  • Keeping up to date with current affairs in France.
  • You will need to improve your French by doing extra research and you will be expected to provide a good amount of work in your own study time.
  • Any time you could spend in France would also develop your speaking skills.


Unit 3 Listening, Reading and Writing

2 hour written paper

35% of total A level marks

Unit 4 - Speaking Test

35 minute test

15% of total A Level marks

Future opportunities

Learning a language will no doubt give you the opportunity to access jobs or responsibilities which could change your life. So take your chance!

Dont Forget!

Theres nothing more pleasant and satisfying than being able to understand what people say without asking them to translate into English

Surprising, not everybody speaks English!

Further information

Contact Mrs Lockwood for further information.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 to 2 years