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French A Level at The Purbeck School

Course description

French is a vibrant language spoken by over 300 million people all over the world and can open up many pathways:

- Travel – If you want to venture beyond popular tourist resorts and hotels, to get to know the locals, to read signs and menus, knowing the local language is necessary. You can have real conversations with the people you meet.
- Culture - Maybe you're interested in French literature, poetry, films, TV programs, sport or music.
- Work - Knowledge of foreign languages may also increase your chances of finding a new job, getting a promotion or a transfer overseas, or of going on foreign business trips.
- Challenge - Maybe you enjoy the challenge of learning foreign languages

Course content

A Level topic areas:
- Aspects of French-speaking society: current trends
- Artistic culture in the French-speaking world
- Aspects of French-speaking society: current issues
- Aspects of political life in the French-speaking world
In addition to the lessons all students get a session with the language assistant to develop their oral and aural skills.

Entry requirements

Students would require a grade B as a minimum. This course is suitable for those students who have enjoyed previous study of French and who wish to extend that study, opening up excellent prospects for European careers.

Future opportunities

Speaking a foreign language is not only an invaluable life skill but also a very marketable skill for a huge variety of career paths. Many A Level students carry on with their languages at university, either as a single honours or as a joint honours degree, combined with a vocational subject such as Business or Law. Careers in languages include Journalism, Law, Business Management, Translating, Interpreting and Teaching.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 22 March 2017
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