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French A Level at Bury St Edmunds County Upper School

Course description

The study of a modern language is understood to be an interdisciplinary subject offering the same cognitive and academic advantages as other disciplines within the humanities. In addition to high level practical language skills, the content in modern languages provides depth of knowledge, understanding and intercultural competence and fosters a range of transferable skills such as communication skills, critical thinking, autonomy, resourcefulness, creativity, and linguistic, cultural and cognitive flexibility; all of which are of value to the individual, to wider society, to higher education and to employers.

Course content

Before commencing this course, students are required to have completed the higher level GCSE course, achieving a high pass.

The course aims to enable students to understand spoken and written forms of French and to communicate effectively through the spoken and written word. In-depth study of grammar, acquisition of advanced vocabulary and a wide range of native French expression are an essential part of the course. Authentic French materials are used as a vehicle for studying topics such as artistic culture, the media, immigration and racism
and current developments in France.

Entry requirements

Students  who  wish  to  study  GCE  Advanced  level  courses  are  required  to  have  passed  at  least  five  GCSE  or  equivalent  level  two  courses  at  grades  5-9  including  a  minimum  of  grade 5 in the subjects they wish to study.  Most students attempting A level courses will have  more  than  this  minimum.  In  subjects  not  taught  at  GCSE  a  5  in  a  related  subject  is required (for example, a 5/6 in English would enable a student to study Politics).


Reading & Writing
2 hours 30 mins



2 hours
25 mins

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bury St Edmunds County Upper School directly.

Last updated date: 12 January 2018
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