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French A Level at Park High School

Course description

The A-level builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills gained at GCSE. It constitutes an integrated study with a focus on language, culture and society. It fosters a range of transferable skills including communication, critical thinking, research skills and creativity, which are valuable to the individual and society. Students must also study one film and one book, appreciating, analysing and being able to respond critically in writing in French to the work they have studied. The content is suitable for students who wish to progress to employment or to further study.

Course content

Subject content areas are:

Social issues and trends

Political and artistic culture

Grammar 

Study of a French Film (La Haine)

A work of literature (Kiffe, Kiffe Demain)

Individual research project

Entry requirements

GCSE grades (minimum) required to enrol on this course:

Grade 6 or above in GCSE Grade 5 in GCSE English Language or Literature Grade 4 in GCSE Maths

Assessment

Unit 1 - Listening, Reading and Writing - Comprehension and translation - 50% weighting

Unit 2 - Writing - An essay question in French for the film and book they have studied - 20% weighting

Unit 3 - Speaking - The test will be in two parts. Part 1 will be the discussion of a theme studied and Part 2 will be the presentation and discussion of the student’s individual research project - 30% weighting

Future opportunities

Post 18 work: Languages are an invaluable skill to have. Having a language can increase your salary from 8 to 20% and gives you a head start on other potential employees as by speaking another language you’re vital to any company who does international business.

Post 18 study: Languages are considered by the Russell Group as a “facilitating” subject for degree courses as it leaves open a wide range of options for university study.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 December 2017
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