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French at Ysgol Gyfun Dyffryn Teifi

Course description

This course will give pupils the opportunity to explore and develop understanding of the cultural background and heritage and the contemporary society of countries where French is the mother tongue. Pupils will listen to and read authentic material. They will also manipulate the foreign language to organise facts and ideas, present explanations, opinions and information in French.

Course content

ADVANCED SUBSIDIARY (A/S)
THEME A
Leisure and Lifestyles, including travel and tourism, sport, hobbies, entertainment, customs, traditions, healthy living — health and nutrition, diet and exercise; unhealthy living — drugs, AIDS, smoking, alcohol, etc.
THEME B
The Individual and Society including relationships and responsibilities, gender issues, youth culture (values, peer groups, fashions and trends etc.), education, vocational training and future careers.
ADVANCED (A2)
THEME C
Environmental Issues, including technology, pollution, global warming, transport, energy, nuclear energy, renewable energies, conservation, recycling, sustainability.
THEME D
Social and Policitcal Issues, including the role of the media, racism, immigration social exclusion and integration, terrorism, world of work (employment, commerce, globalization, etc.)

Assessment

Year 12 (JUNE)
FN 1 - Oral – 12-15 minutes
FN 2 - Listening, Reading and Writing 2½ hours
Year 13 (JANUARY/JUNE)
FN 3 - Oral – 15-20 minutes
FN 4 - Listening, Reading and Writing 3 hours
It will not be possible to resit the oral examination in January

FN 1 AS 20%

FN 2 AS 30%

FN 3 A2 20%

FN 4 A2 30%

Future opportunities

College and University – opportunities to study European Studies, European law and other European courses, as well as studying to gain a traditional degree in French.
Careers - interpreting, translating, journalism, bilingual secretarial work, teaching,
librarianship, law.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Gyfun Dyffryn Teifi directly.

Last updated date: 31 July 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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