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French A Level at Northgate High School

Course description

The course focuses on developing student’s linguistic skills (including the acquisition of vocabulary, structures and grammar), alongside their understanding of the culture and society of countries where French is spoken. Topics include social issues and trends, and French-speaking artistic culture. The A Level course also covers political engagement in the French-speaking world. Assessment tasks will be varied and will cover listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.

Course content

The purpose-built Northgate Language Centre provides excellent language learning facilities with access to a full range of resources including the Internet, language-specific software and audio-visual equipment. Lessons are conducted for the most part in French. Study is supported and enriched through links with our partner school, the Lycée Saint Louis in Saint Etienne, near Lyon. Students are encouraged to live and study here for a week in the spring term of Year 12.

Entry requirements

Subject specific entry requirements: GCSE grade B in French

Future opportunities

Degree in French or International/European Studies. With other A/AS subjects for entry to other degree courses, careers in the business world, civil service, diplomatic Service, education, tourism, interpreting and translating.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 October 2016
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