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French AS/A Level at Croesyceiliog School

Course description

Parlez-vous français?
If your answer to this is “NON” then you are seriously jeopardising your career prospects. Whatever profession you wish to follow you will be competing on the job market with Europeans who are fluent in several languages. Studies have shown that graduates with a language at A-level are more likely to find a job than those without.

Who should be considering taking a language at AS-level?
You may be a linguist who wishes to continue studying languages and perhaps add a third or fourth later on. You may be a scientist or an engineer who wishes to be more marketable on the job front, or you may be taking a mixture of A-levels and want to keep all your options open. If you are considering studying a language at A-level, bear in mind that there are many exciting and interesting combinations available with languages at universities and colleges, such as Business, European Administration, I.T., etc.

Course content

AS topics include:
Leisure and Lifestyles (Hobbies and Entertainment, Sport, Travel and Tourism, Customs and Traditions, Healthy and Unhealthy living including drugs, AIDS, smoking and alcohol)

The individual and Society (Youth Culture, Relationships and Responsibilities, Gender Issues, Education and Vocational Training, Future Plans and Careers)

At the end of the year you will be assessed in:

  • Listening, Reading and Writing (2½ hours)
  • Oral – a conversation about yourself and 2 of the topic studied (15 minutes)

A2 course includes:
The study of 2 French-speaking films and the following topics:
Environmental issues (Technology Pollution, Global Warming, Transport, Energy inc. nuclear and renewable, Conservation, Sustainability and Recycling)

Social and Political issues (the Role of the Media, Immigration and Racism, Social Exclusion and Integration, Terrorism, World of Work inc. employment, commerce and globalization)

At the end of the year, you will be assessed in:

  • Listening, Reading and Writing (3 hours)
  • Oral – a discussion about one of the topic studied and an exposé on one of the film studied (20 minutes)

Entry requirements

  • A minimum 5 A* to C grades.
  • A minimum of a grade C in Maths and English.

Those wishing to study a language at A-level should achieve at least a B at G.C.S.E.
It is then up to you. Like any other subject, the more you put in, the more you’ll get out of it. You should be interested in the world around you, as you will be studying the language through topics such as the Media, the Environment, Sport and Tourism.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 December 2014

Key information

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