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French A-Level at Cromwell Community College

Course description

Studying a language will provide you with an engaging and exciting opportunity to further your language skills and knowledge of the French speaking world. Through social, intellectual and cultural themes you will be able to develop your linguistic knowledge and cultural understanding of the countries and communities where these languages are spoken. An opportunity to study film and literature will further increase your cultural awareness.

Course content

The following topics will be examined via speaking, listening, reading and writing examinations which take place at the end of the course.

Social issues and trends: being a young person in a French-speaking society

• Family structures, traditional and modern values, friendships / relationships

• Youth trends, issues and personal identity

• Educational and employment opportunities

Political, intellectual and artistic culture: understanding the French-speaking world

• Regional culture and heritage in France, French-speaking countries and communities including festivals, customs and traditions

• Literature, art, film and music in the French-speaking world

Social issues and trends: diversity and difference

• Migration and integration

• Cultural identity and marginalisation

• Cultural enrichment and celebrating difference

• Discrimination and diversity Political, intellectual and artistic culture: France 1940-50: the occupation and post-war years

• From June 1940-May 1945 (occupation, liberation and end of WW2)

• Life in occupied France and the cultural dimension (theatre, cinema, literature)

• 1945-50: rebuilding and restructuring

Future opportunities

Studying languages can lead to Higher Education and further language study. It can provide access to careers in business, commerce and industry, travel and tourism, teaching and research, journalism, translation and interpreting. Learning languages also helps with gaining more from leisure and cultural experiences.

Further information

For further information please contact:

Miss H Crumpton

hcrumpton@cromwell.cambs.sch.uk

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 13 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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