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French AS/A2 Level at Huish Episcopi Science College

Course description

This course allows you to explore language in a variety of contexts, and to produce your own original writing. English Language covers a wide range of topics, from the history of English and its emergence as a global lingua franca to how writers and speakers craft and shape their language in order to achieve a particular outcome.

You will study how language use varies by age, gender, locale, status and field, developing your ability to use and understand the nuances of language for your own benefit.

Course content

AS
Topics for study are in the following categories: Media: Popular Culture: Healthy Living/Lifestyle: Family/Relationships. Unit 1: Listening, Reading and Writing: Written paper, 2 hours; 110 marks: 70% of AS, 35% of A level total mark.Students must: answer questions on 5 min of heard material; answer questions on selection of written texts; respond in writing to one of three AS topic-based questions. Available – January and June. Unit 2: Speaking Test: 35 min (inc 20 min preparation); 50 marks: 30% of AS, 15% of A level total mark. Students must: prepare and discuss AS topic from randomly selected stimulus cards; converse on three of the four AS topics. Available – January and June.


A2
Topics for study are in the following categories: Environment: The Multicultural Society: Contemporary Social Issues: Cultural Topics (five options). Unit 3: Listening, Reading and Writing: Written paper, 2 ½ hours; 110 marks: 35% of A level total mark. Students must: answer questions on 6 min of heard material; answer questions on selection of written texts; respond in writing on one of 10 cultural topicbased questions. Available – June only. Unit 4: Speaking Test:35 min (inc 20 min preparation); 50 marks: 15% of A level total mark.Students must: defend a point of view on one A2 topic from two randomly selected stimulus cards; converse on two cultural topics of their choice. Available – June only.

Entry requirements

You will require a GCSE pass in French at grade B or above. We will consider other candidates on an individual basis.

Assessment

See course content.

Future opportunities

The European Union is our largest trading partner and having good language skills will considerably widen your employment opportunities. In many employment fields such as Marketing, Finance, Tourism and Engineering, at least one modern language is a must. An A level in French is a valid qualification towards university entrance requirements.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Huish Episcopi Science College directly.

Last updated date: 24 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years

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