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French A Level at Wallingford School

Course description

French A Level has a great deal to offer in terms of personal development:

• Immense satisfaction in gaining fluency in another language
• The ability to travel abroad with ease and to experience other cultures
at a much deeper level
• Greater independence, broader horizons
• Deeper understanding of your own language, and the ability to learn
additional languages more quickly
• Improved analytical skills, memory skills, ability to hypothesize,
problem-solving ability and verbal dexterity (http://www.actfl.org/
advocacy/discover-languages/the-initiative/what-the-research-shows)

Course content

French culture, social issues and current affairs in France as well as studying a book and a film in detail. For the speaking exam you will also prepare an Individual Research Project on a topic of your choice linked to France. Your understanding of the language and ability to use it accurately and persuasively will grow rapidly.

Entry requirements

Students should have a GCSE grade B or 6 in the subject they are looking to study at Sixth Form. The exceptions are A levels that have not been taken at GCSE level (e.g. Psychology; Media Studies; Sociology). For these courses we will use the most appropriate GCSE qualification to make a decision. For example, GCSE Maths grade 6 to study Psychology and English Language grade 6 to study Media Studies and Sociology.

Assessment

Assessment is through examinations at A Level. There are 3 papers:
Unit 1 - Listening, Reading and Translation (40%)
Unit 2 – Written Response to Works and Translation (30%)
Unit 3 – Speaking (30%)

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 December 2017

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