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French AS Edexcel at Longdean School

Course description

 This is a course aimed at improving and developing your skills in French. During the course, you will study a variety of topics such as: • Youth Culture and Concerns • Lifestyle: Health & Fitness • World Around Us: Travel/Tourism/Environmental issues and the French Speaking World • Education and Employment.  You will be assessed at the end of the academic year. (two units)The assessment will include: listening, reading authentic short or long French texts, speaking in French and writing essays in French.

Entry requirements

GCSE French at grade A and GCSE English at grade B or above.

Future opportunities

Students may wish to continue studying French after AS. The A2 course offers students a chance to develop their speaking skills further. Not only can students focus on translation but there is also an opportunity to work towards preparing for a research based essay. There are many careers which welcome people with language skills .For example, Translation, Banking, Aviation, Law, Teaching, International sales. Modern Foreign Language A Levels are seen as facilitating subjects by the Russell group of universities. Many students combine a language with business, law or IT. Language skills are highly prized by employers in general and may  lead  to foreign travel and job opportunities abroad.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 January 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year