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French A level at Charters School

Course description

You will learn to develop the four skills (aural, oral, writing and reading) to a higher level through an increasingly communicative approach to language learning.

Course content

Paper 1: Listening, reading and translation; Paper 2: written response to works and translation; Paper 3: Speaking.

Entry requirements

Choose A level French because you enjoy learning French and wish to achieve a higher level of French expression and comprehension, as well as an insight into French culture.  You must have a very good understanding of grammar. You must be prepared to spend some time in a French speaking country. You should also be prepared to take responsibility for your own learning and developing your language skills.

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Listening ; Reading; Translation into English and essays.

Future opportunities

Foreign language A levels, as well as leading to specialised language courses at College or University, can also be most useful for those studying Economics, Science or Technology, since there is a definite demand for professional competence in a foreign language in many spheres of industry and commerce today.  Many university courses now combine a foreign language with a range of other disciplines and offer the possibility of doing a year studying your main subject in a French university.

Further information

Visits to France: Students have the opportunity to do work experience for a week in France during the Y12 work experience week. (Dual linguists could go to France in February half-term or the first week of the Easter holidays).

Self-study: you will follow a programme of self-study to support learning. This includes access to the VLL and a DVD library of French films.

Community Service: you will have the opportunity to do Community Service in the MFL Faculty.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 22 January 2018

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